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Good Food to Good Causes

FareShare North East is the largest food redistribution charity in the North East. We take good-to-eat surplus food from the food industry and divert it to over 200 charities and community groups, reaching thousands of people each week. By making good use of a huge amount of food every year, we save it from being thrown away and help to combat climate emissions.

People Supported last year

People Supported last year

Tonnes of Food Redistributed last year

Tonnes of Food Redistributed last year

Community Organisations Supported last year

Community Organisations Supported last year

Meals Provided last year

Meals Provided last year

Read more about Fighting Hunger

Fighting Hunger

More than a million people in the North East are going hungry every day. We provide food to organisations who support vulnerable people with essential services.

Read more about Tackling Food Waste

Tackling Food Waste

Food waste is a massive problem in the UK, with more than 300,000 tonnes of great food thrown away annually. We aim to redistribute food away from landfill to people who need it most.

Read more about Supporting Communities Throughout the North East

Supporting Communities Throughout the North East

From corporate volunteer days to delivering an employability and training programme to help people get into work, engaging the community is key to what we do.

The Groups We Serve

FareShare North East redistribute food which is nutritious and good to eat food. We reach charities and community groups across the region, including school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters and community cafes. Our members access surplus food to support their beneficiaries, such as individuals and families who are facing economic hardship. By accessing our surplus food, they are able to save thousands of pounds each year which is often reinvested into other services that the organisation offers. Our surplus food helps our members to continue to make the vital and tangible contribution to the communities they are committed to serving. 

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Latest News

Stay up to date with FareShare North East News and Press Releases

Read more about Tees Heritage Walk 2024

15th May 2024

Tees Heritage Walk 2024

In a blend of culture, charity and adventure, the Tees Heritage Walk 2024 took participants on a scenic journey along the Tees River. Organised...

Read more about Surplus Supper Club

7th May 2024

Surplus Supper Club

Join us for an unforgettable evening at Ellison’s on June 21st Prepare to be delighted by our secret surplus menu, carefully crafted by Dotty In The...

Read more about Middlesbrough Hub: From Opening to VAQ Award in Less Than a Year

18th March 2024

Middlesbrough Hub: From Opening to VAQ Award in Less Than a Year

In April 2023, the Middlesbrough Hub opened its doors with a vision to foster community engagement and empowerment. Fast forward less than a year...

Read more about Vicky Pattison Visits Hebburn Helps

14th March 2024

Vicky Pattison Visits Hebburn Helps

In 2024, our commitment to reaching over 200 front-line charities remains unwavering. Among these vital organisations stands Hebburn Helps QAVS, a food bank nestled...

Read more about The Employability Training Programme is Back!

21st May 2023

The Employability Training Programme is Back!

FareShare North East’s Employability Training Programme, delivered by Jason Meek, is back! This Summer two employability training programmes (Warehouse and Logistics) will be delivered...

Read more about Great North Run 2023

17th January 2023

Great North Run 2023

The World’s Biggest and Best Half Marathon For over 42 years, Newcastle upon Tyne has been the home of the Great North Run. The...

1 in 4 children are living in food poverty in the North East

Areas of the North East are located in the top 30% for income deprivation in the UK as a result of the region’s continuing economic difficulties, recent reductions in funding for public services and changes to the benefits system. It is forecasted that the North East is likely to face an increasing problem with food poverty over the coming years making FareShare North Easts’ mission to redistribute surplus food to organisations offering vital food services to the households living in food insecurity…more prevalent than ever.

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Hear from the groups we support

We at Barnard Grove School feel very lucky to be a part of something so positive at this very difficult time and to see the impact on those who need it most.

With the food provided by FareShare North East, we have been able to support refugee families and children in the community with door to door distribution of food and essential supplies. This has helped to mitigate the harsh impact of the COVID-19 and the stay at home measures.

Barnard Grove School Middlesbrough

We love FareShare North East. There is a real “buzz” when the FareShare delivery is received, with everyone excited to see what is in the boxes. This is a very important way [The Eco Shop] to continue to support people and maintain connection with them during this crisis and profits from the shop through the year mean this service can be provided to families for free.

Park End Primary

Thanks to FareShare North East I am still able to get vital food parcels out to our nursery families every Thursday.

Sunshine Day Nursery

It’s brilliant what FareShare gives us… Before FareShare, our foodbank relied mostly on donations from the community and whilst it’s brilliant to have their support, with FareShare we’re able to provide a wider range of items.

Hebburn Helps

People here are very proud. By the time people ask us for help, they need it immediately, as they will have very little. The food from FareShare North East is allowing us to produce even more parcels

Engage Ltd

The support we get from FareShare North East is integral to the work we do, as are the donations and pledges we receive.

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