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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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 339 charities and community groups, reaching more than 36,951 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.

People Our Community Food Members Supported in 2020
36951

People Our Community Food Members Supported in 2020

Tonnes of Food Redistributed in 2020
1646

Tonnes of Food Redistributed in 2020

Community Food Members Supported in 2020
339

Community Food Members Supported in 2020

Meals Provided In 2020
3916745

Meals Provided In 2020

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

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 Engaging the Community

Engaging the Community

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.

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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Latest News

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Read more about Volunteers Needed For Tesco Christmas Food Collection

15th October 2021

Volunteers Needed For Tesco Christmas Food Collection

The annual Tesco Food Collection takes place from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th November and will provide extra food support for people in urgent...

Read more about Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Leigh

7th October 2021

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Leigh

Leigh, our admin volunteer, has been volunteering with FareShare North East since April 2020. Like many other people, Leigh is mindful about the preposterous...

Read more about Welcome To Our New Website!

21st September 2021

Welcome To Our New Website!

Hello everyone, and welcome to our brand new website for FareShare North East! We want to thank everyone for bearing with us over these...

Read more about Volunteer Spotlight – Meet John

7th September 2021

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet John

Meet John, who joined FareShare North East as a volunteer in February 2019 and is one of our longest, continuously serving volunteers! John is...

Read more about Love Food, Hate Waste

27th July 2021

Love Food, Hate Waste

What can you do to help prevent food from going to waste? At FareShare North East we do everything we can to ensure no...

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