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:
The company generously donated towards our increased fuel costs so that we could deliver much higher volumes of food to the frontline.
Abbey House Settlement
The Trust kindly donated towards our increased costs during the pandemic with a special focus on provision across Leeds.
They kindly donated to our 2022 Cost of Living Winter Campaign.
AF Blakemore has donated small grants towards our growing fuel and PPE expenses for the last 4 years.
The Trustees have donated towards 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.
They donated monies to go towards our fuel for the Barnsley vehicles.
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.
They have generously supported our organisation by raising funds for us, as well as volunteering on-site.
In 2020 and 2024, we were honoured to receive their Charity of the Year award.
The Rotarians generously donated funding to help us respond to the pandemic.
They have generously donated to us. We are so grateful for this.
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.
They have supported our organisation in many ways, including kindly match funding our plastic wrap campaign, as we work to eliminate the use of plastics in our warehouses. The funds went towards the purchase of pallet nets and pallet bands, a more environmentally friendly option for our operations. More recently, they also donated metal collars to us, assisting in our mission to eradicate the use of plastic wrap when palletising items.
They kindly gave us some surplus canvas bags to use for Ukrainian parcel provision.
They kindly provided us with a grant to go towards the development of the FullCrumb Kitchen.
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.
The Leeds office of Cargill has generously donated towards our operating costs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Trustees very kindly provided funding to purchase a quality forklift truck during the pandemic to step up our operations.
They have provided ongoing support towards our operations.
They provided us with generous support through the Covid-19 pandemic, through the haulage crisis via our lorries and more recently, funding a trial for off-site frozen storage to rapidly grow our food volumes for charities in need.
They kindly provided funding towards the first print-run of The FullCrumb Cookbook, empowering charities to use surplus food in the best possible way. They also provided funding for The FullCrumb Kitchen classes in our training kitchen. The Foundation are supporting us as one of 21 applicants out of 900.
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.
Engie is installing a brand new kitchen/break room for our volunteers at the Barnsley Regional Centre, donating lots of time and materials.
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
Ex Players of Wakefield RFU
They have donated their 2020 Christmas meal money to us.
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.
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.
They gave us a generous donation to go towards our Winter operations.
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.
The Directors of H E Barnes have been incredibly generous to our charity during the pandemic. They donated towards our van costs to enable us to provide 2 million meals to vital frontline projects over the next 4 years.
The Leeds office of Hitachi has generously donated towards our operating costs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Trust kindly supported our employability provision in 2020.
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.
Igloo generously provided 18 pallets of storage space to enable us to absorb larger frozen surplus offers, rather than part-accept them.
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.
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.
John Lewis Otley Store
They have generously supported our North & West Yorkshire operations.
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.
LBS Foundation very kindly helped to ensure our vans remained fuelled through the summer of 2020 to deliver record amounts of food.
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
Loadhog are kindly working with us to make our operations in the warehouse more sustainable, including removing the use of plastic wrap by giving logistical support with their reusable pallet lids. This will also assist us with large, complex surplus donations.
They have match funded donations for certain periods.
LV kindly donated towards our vital PPE, which not only ensures our volunteer team are safe, but also ensures we can continue to provide safety equipment to new recruits.
Mazars Charitable Trust
We received a grant from Mazars to go towards charitable costs of co-ordinating provision of surplus food to the food banks that we support.
Minster Law supports our expanding work by sponsoring a Leeds-based van and more recently, a refrigerated van for frozen stock. Their generosity in covering the cost of this vital equipment means that the charities we support do not have to pay the true cost of our work.
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
This international aid organisation enabled us to redistribute surplus food for people in difficulty to access 80,000+ meals during the pandemic.
Neighbourly kindly supported us with funding for more PPE during the pandemic.
They gave us a generous donation to go towards running costs at our Leeds SRC.
PWC kindly supported us with donations from staff based in Leeds during the pandemic.
They have provided ongoing support towards our operation.
Sainsburys have provided funding to allow us to move food provided by DEFRA, as well as Black History Month funding for culturally-appropriate food items. Via Neighbourly, they also provided funding towards our Healthy Holidays campaign.
The Orr Mackintosh Foundation (ShareGift) 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.
They supported us with PPE costs for our volunteers that deliver in the Sheffield area.
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.
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.
They helped us with the higher fuel costs in the pandemic, as well as continuing with their support during the Cost of Living crisis.
They gave a donation during our Cost of Living Campaign in December 2022.
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.
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.
The Topinambour Trust
They kindly donated towards our 2022 Cost of Living Campaign.
They contributed towards our Winter Cost of Living campaign, enabling us to continue providing ongoing support to our community food members.
Through Bags of Help and the Covid Emergency Fund, Tesco have supported us with funding to grow.
The trustees supported us with funding for fuel so we could deliver more surplus food to more projects during the pandemic.
Tremark have donated to FareShare Yorkshire, which covers the fuel for 9 of our vehicles, as well as volunteer expenses.
They kindly donated £3,000 in 2023 to help us during the Winter.
WRAP is supporting our regional logistics solution to operate a lorry and demonstrate this transport solution can collect significant amounts of surplus food.
Renowned comedian Mark Watson undertook a gruelling 24-hour show to boost our work during the pandemic.
They kindly made a donation to our 2022 Cost of Living Campaign.
West Riding Masonic Charities Limited
They awarded us with a grant to go towards a new counterbalance forklift truck at our sub regional centre in Leeds.
The Trustees generously provided 75 high-grade cool boxes so more charities could collect chilled surplus food than ever before.
YHE donated some brilliant equipment to help our operations team during the Covid-19 crisis.