A Partnership to Tackle Food Waste and Hunger
FareShare is proud to be named as official charity partner of The Restaurant Show 2017.
FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting hunger and food waste by redistributing good food that would otherwise go to waste to frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people – including homeless hostels, children’s breakfast clubs and lunch clubs for older people.
The charity has been working with the food industry - including retailers, food service providers and manufacturers - for more than 20 years to identify quality, in date surplus food that can be redistributed to local charities.
FareShare’s partnership with the Restaurant Show aims to shine a light on the hot topic of food waste, and champion the charity’s work turning an environmental problem into a social solution, to food industry exhibitors and visitors. FareShare will be exhibiting on stand UG51, so make sure to pay them a visit and see how more food companies can get involved.
This year’s show aims to be as sustainable as possible, so at the end of the event FareShare will be conducting be a surplus food collection service for all exhibitors. This aims to prevent unnecessary food and drink going to waste once the show closes, and instead will mean exhibitors can donate their excess products to feed people in need.
Once the food is collected by FareShare London it will be redistributed to local frontline charities throughout the Capital, that support a wide range of vulnerable people.
At William Reed’s last show, exhibitors donated enough surplus food and drink to make over 1,800 meals for people in need and it is hoped that even more left over food and drink will be donated at this event.
Mark Varney, Director of Network development at FareShare says: “Our aim is to ensure that no food fit for human consumption goes to waste. We are always on the lookout for more food and drink businesses to work with us to use their surplus food for social good, and so we are hoping that our presence at the Restaurant Show will encourage more companies to do just that.”
To find out more about FareShare, please visit their website: www.fareshare.org.uk
Notes to the Editor
FareShare is a the UK’s largest food charity that tackles hunger and food waste, by redistributing good food that would otherwise go to waste, to frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people, including homeless shelters, children’s breakfast clubs, and domestic violence refuges. These organisations transform the food into nutritious meals that they serve up alongside life-changing support.
Last year, over 6,700 charities and community groups received 13,500 tonnes of food through FareShare, enough to provide over 28 million meals for people in need. To find out more, please visit www.fareshare.org.uk