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Community Food Members

FareShare Greater Manchester provides edible surplus food to over 220 Community Food Members (CFMs) across Greater Manchester. Our members include community centres, community cafes, faith groups, schools, Pantry and Food Club projects, breakfast and after school clubs, holiday playschemes, pensioners luncheon clubs and support projects. They help a wide range of disadvantaged people: people who are homeless, unemployed, people dealing with substance abuse, the elderly, children, young adults, refugees and asylum-seekers. Some cook meals, others provide snacks or prepare food parcels. They help hundreds of people everyday to get good quality food. FareShare provides these organisations with ambient, long shelf life food and surplus fresh fruit and vegetables sourced at New Smithfield Market where we are based.

Become a Member

If your organisation uses food to help people in need, and you would like to find our more about becoming a Community Food Member please contact our FareShare Team on 0161 223 8200 option 4 or email our General Manager, Nick Carr-Brown:

Following an initial discussion, we will send you an application form and once that is received, a premises inspection will be arranged as soon as possible. Your organisation will need to identify someone for us to liaise with about food supplies, and as many of your team as possible will require a Level 2 food safety qualification.

Membership Fees

Membership fees are based on the amount of food needed, frequency of supply and whether a delivery is required. We particularly welcome groups who can collect from our warehouse. To request a financial illustration of membership for your organisation please contact us on 0161 223 8200 option 4.