Features / FareShare South West

More volunteers for food charity needed to meet increased demand

By lizzie gill, Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

FareShare, which redistributes in-date surplus food around the South West to charities, schools and community groups, has recently established new routes and need more volunteers.

After receiving greater funding for the project, the charity is seeking volunteer drivers who can commit to a regular shift to help them redistribute surplus food to those in need across the region.

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Not only reducing child hunger in the region, FareShare reduces food wastage from local sources and a community of around 180 charities and organisations now regularly benefiting from the redistribution of quality surplus food.

Andy eating beans at Millpond Primary Breakfast Club. Photo courtesy of FareShare South West

“The reality is that demand for our service is increasing,” says Julian Mines, FareShare South West CEO. “More people are finding themselves vulnerable to food poverty”.

“We’re not just in need of drivers, but also drivers’ mates who will assist with the delivery. Our current team are fantastic but with deliveries going out during the week and in the daytime, we need those who have the time to come forward and support us,” says Julian.

Main image courtesy of FareShare South West.

Find out more by emailing volunteer@faresharesouthwest.org.uk or going to www.faresharesouthwest.org.uk/volunteer

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