Partners & Sponsors

FareShare Yorkshire would not be able to carry out its work without the vital support of our partners and supporters.  Some of our past and present funders are:

 

AF Blakemore

AF Blakemore has donated small grants towards our growing fuel and PPE expenses for the last 3 years

Albert Hunt Trust

The Trustees have donated £4,000 to our 2020 project The FullCrumb Kitchen, enabling us to help groups and individuals learn to use food to its full potential, expand our employability programme, and provide meals for our hard working volunteers.

ASDA Foundation

Asda has been very generous to our charity.  The supermarket chain funded a mezzanine floor to expand our office space as well major chiller, freezer and racking capacity.  This was vital so that we can fulfil our ambition of doubling the number of projects we support by 2021.  More recently Asda has been massively supportive during the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling us to sustain provision during the most difficult period in our charity’s history.

Barnsley Rotary Club

The Rotarians generously donated funding to help us respond to the pandemic

Belmayne IFA

The Partners of Belmayne IFA in Dronfield have kindly chosen us as one of their Charities of the Year for 2020 & 2021.  Their financial and hands-on support will enable us to increase our impact across Sheffield, primarily through the provision of vital additional equipment.

BMBC

The South Area Council donated funding so we could support local unemployed people at risk of mental illness and isolation to undertake qualifications, hand-on experience and peer support.

CAF

CAF very kindly provided funding so that our 9 vehicles could make more trips than ever before during the pandemic, both to collect and redistribute surplus food.  This work had a special focus on collecting locally available surplus from more companies.

Cargill

The Leeds office of Cargill has generously donated towards our operating costs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Clothworkers Foundation

The Trustees very kindly provided funding to purchase a quality forklift truck during the pandemic to step up our operations.

Co-op England Central

The Co-op very kindly supported our food sourcing and logistics during the summer of 2020 so we could feed an additional 8,000 people per week.

DWF Foundation

The DWF Foundation has generously covered fuel costs so that we can do more for vital frontline organisations, moving much higher volumes of essential food supplies.

Evan Cornish Foundation

ECF has partnered with us for a number of years to help us grow in line with the rising need of communities across Yorkshire.  Currently the Trustees support us with rolling apprenticeships to increase our human capacity and the prospects of people in need of employment. See here

Feeding Britain

Feeding Britain is supporting us to sustain our provision during Covid-19

Freemasons & Lord Lieutenancy Fund

Thanks to the Freemasons, Lord Lieutenants and Deputy Lord Lieutenants we benefitted from funding towards more equipment needed to provide more food.

Freshgate Foundation

The Foundation kindly made a donation for hardwearing cool boxes to enable us to support more vital organisations with food collections.  This will be a huge support as we continue to grow the amount of Community Food Members we support.

George A Moore Foundation

The Board kindly donated to increase our chiller capacity so that we could accept more surplus food on behalf of charities and community groups.  See here

Harry Bottom Trust

The Trustees have kindly supported us for a number of years to drastically increase our provision across South Yorkshire.

H E Barnes

The Directors of H E Barnes have been incredibly generous to our charity during the pandemic.  They donated £10,000 towards our van costs to enable us to provide 2 million meals to vital frontline projects over the next 4 years.

Hitachi

The Leeds office of Hitachi has generously donated towards our operating costs during the Covid-19 pandemic

Holbeck Trust

The Trust kindly supported our employability provision in 2020

HSBC

HSBC has generously donated £50,000 to our 2020 project The FullCrumb kitchen, helping us use surplus food to help groups and individuals learn to use food to its full potential, expand our employability programme, and provide meals for our hard working volunteers.

JG Graves Charitable Trust

The Trustees of JG Graves support us to increase our provision across Sheffield.  They made a 3-year commitment to support our work so that charities across Sheffield have greater access to more volumes and variety of surplus food.

John Lewis Foundation

In 2018 the Foundation enabled 36 unemployed people in Leeds to gain qualifications, relevant experience and confidence.  Later in 2020 the Trustees will be replicating this highly successful programme at FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland.  You can visit their website here.

JW Chapman Trust

The JW Chapman Trust partners with us to provide tonnes of quality surplus food for children across Doncaster during the summer holidays and grow our weekly distribution year-round.  This food is distributed to a network of organisations which provide thousands of nutritious meals and wrap-around support.  The Trust has been massively supportive during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Leeds Building Society Foundation

LBS Foundation very kindly helped to ensure our vans remained fuelled through the summer of 2020 to deliver record amounts of food.

Leeds Community Foundation

LCF enabled us to continue our Employability Programme in our Gold Standard Leeds warehouse through the autumn and winter of 2019/20. Learn more here

Minster Law

Minster Law supports our expanding work by sponsoring a Leeds-based van.  Their generosity in covering the cost of vital equipment means that the charities we support do not have to pay the true cost of our work.

Morrisons Foundation

In 2018 Morrisons funded us to buy a brand new refrigerated van so we could support more vital frontline projects across Bradford and the surrounding area.  The Foundation’s website can be visited here

Muslim Hands

This international aid organisation is enabling us to redistribute enough surplus food for vulnerable people across Yorkshire to access 80,000+ meals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Neighbourly

Neighbourly kindly supported us with funding for more PPE during the pandemic

PWC

PWC kindly supported us with donations from staff based in Leeds during the pandemic

ShareGift

The Orr Mackintosh Foundation (ShareGift) has very generously supported our Covid-19 response

Shaw Lands Trust

The Shaw Lands Trust has kindly supported us to increase our support to vital frontline organisations across Barnsley.

Sheffield Town Trust

The Sheffield Town Trust has made another 3-year commitment to help us cover the additional cost of reaching more frontline organisations across the city and providing an average of 3-4 tonnes per organisation each year.

South Yorkshire Community Foundation

SYCF has funded our employability provision in Barnsley twice and during the Covid-19 pandemic the Foundation bought vital equipment for our Barnsley warehouse via the NET appeal.

The MacRobert Trust

The Trustees support our employability work to train and mentor people in unemployment

The Master Cutlers Company Charitable Trust

The Company of Cutlers is a long-standing supporter of our aim to provide surplus food for many more hundreds of thousands of meals across Sheffield each year.

The National Lottery Community Fund

NLCF has been supporting us to help increase management capacity and the number of volunteers we support.  This in turn provides significantly higher volumes of food for charities.  Click here to visit their website.

Tesco

Through Bags of Help and the Covid Emergency Fund, Tesco have supported us with funding to grow.

Travers Smith Foundation

The trustees supported us with funding for fuel so we could deliver more surplus food to more projects during the pandemic

Waste & Resources Action Programme

WRAP is supporting our regional logistics solution to operate a lorry and demonstrate this transport solution can collect significant amounts of surplus food.

Watsonathon

Renowned comedian Mark Watson undertook a gruelling 24-hour show to boost our work during the pandemic

W F Southall Trust

The Trustees generously provided 75 high-grade cool boxes so more charities could collect chilled surplus food than ever before. 

York Butchers Gild

The Gild kindly supported us in 2019

Yorkshire Life

Yorkshire Life Magazine chose us as their charity for the 2019 Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards in York.

Yorkshire Health Charity.

YHC has supported us since 2017. They bought a brand new refrigerated van for us to support many extra charities and community groups. This was in response to hundreds of requests for our support and evidence of significant need across communities for more access to quality surplus food.

270,000 tonnes of perfectly edible food gets wasted by the food industry each year.

That’s enough for nearly 650,000,000 meals

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