Our Food Partners deliver over 600 tonnes of fresh, frozen and long-life food and drink to FareShare every year. Food becomes surplus for simply reasons such as damaged packaging, labelling errors, over-production or short shelf-life. Our donors include Asda, Tesco, Greggs, Brakes, 3663, Nestlé, Sainsbury's, Greencore, New Smithfield Market Traders, Lidl and Kelloggs and we are always looking for new ones.
They do it because they want to reduce the amount of food that has to be disposed of. They want it to be used rather than go to waste. They do it because they want to demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility, to reduce food poverty, to help the wider community. They do it because they want to help disadvantaged people get better access to good quality food.
Our food donors are helping FareShare Greater Manchester to provide food to our community food members across Greater Manchester, organisations like Cornerstones, who provide free and low cost quality food to hundreds of people who are homeless, dealing with drug and alcohol abuse or living with mental health problems.
We need more donated food to keep up with the needs of our Community Food Members. At the moment we are in urgent need of chilled foods and fresh produce. If you are in the food industry in Greater Manchester and would like to donate to us please call us on 0161 223 8200 option 4. We will need to know what the food is; the shelf life dates; whether it requires refrigeration and whether delivery to our warehouse in East Manchester is possible. Food Partner forms will be sent to you so that we can ensure traceability of product.
To donate in-date surplus food please contact our FareShare Team: call us on 0161 223 8200 option 4 or message us on twitter @FareShareGtrM or email: firstname.lastname@example.org