We Believe That No Good Food Should Go To Waste

We redistribute surplus food to over 200 charities and community groups that turn it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people across the region.

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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 285 charities and community groups, reaching more than 34,200 vulnerable people each week. We aim to fight hunger and tackle food waste one step at a time, with the help of our volunteers and supporters.

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People Our Community Food Members Supported in 2021
34200

People Our Community Food Members Supported in 2021

Tonnes of Food Redistributed in 2021
1718

Tonnes of Food Redistributed in 2021

Community Food Members Supported in 2021
285

Community Food Members Supported in 2021

Meals Provided In 2021
4091139

Meals Provided In 2021

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 Engaging the Community

Engaging the Community

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.

We are making a difference in the lives of many

FareShare North East provides charities and community groups with food that takes up over 50% of their food resources. By accessing our surplus food, they are able to save thousands of pounds each year which are often reinvested into other services that the organisation offers. Food provided by FareShare North East enables organisations to continue to make the vital and tangible contribution to the communities they are committed to serving.

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Read more about CLLD Employment Programme

25th July 2022

CLLD Employment Programme

From September 2020 to March 2022, FareShare North East worked with partners, Gateshead College and Your Homes Newcastle to deliver a Community Led Local...

Read more about Newcastle College Placements 2021-22

20th July 2022

Newcastle College Placements 2021-22

From September 2021 to June 2022 we were joined by six students who have been getting some hands-on work experience while studying on the...

Read more about Foresters & Tesco: Feed a Child for a Day

19th July 2022

Foresters & Tesco: Feed a Child for a Day

We have helped over 300 children in the North East receive food support this summer thanks to Foresters Financial and Tesco  Feed a Child...

Read more about Week 2: Diary of a Student Volunteer

12th July 2022

Week 2: Diary of a Student Volunteer

In March 2022 we welcomed Mai, a Newcastle University Master’s student studying International Development and Education, who volunteered with us for four weeks. This...

Read more about Welly to Belly Project 2022

8th July 2022

Welly to Belly Project 2022

FareShare North East are working with Food and Drink North East on the ‘Welly to Belly Project’, with the support of Newcastle City Council...

Read more about Week 1: Diary of a Student Volunteer

5th July 2022

Week 1: Diary of a Student Volunteer

In March 2022 we welcomed Mai, a Newcastle University Master’s student studying International Development and Education, who volunteered with us for four weeks. Mai...

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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What do our Community Food Members say about us?

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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