We support a wide variety of organisations with their food needs, from homelessness charities, to primary school breakfast clubs & from lunch clubs for the elderly, to food banks giving out emergency food supplies. Our aim is to see an end to hunger and food waste in Yorkshire and to make sure good food is put to good use.
How do we sign up to be a community food member?
To become a community food member (CFM), you need to sign up by completing this form.
We will get back to you as soon as possible to talk to you about how we can provide your organisation with food. Once we’ve had a chat, we’ll come to visit your organisation, take you through the sign up process and complete a kitchen check. When you’ve signed up to become a community food member, you can expect a food order to be made up by our hardworking volunteers each week based on your organisation’s needs.
Where does FareShare Yorkshire’s food come from?
The food we supply is fresh, varied and high quality. It is classed as surplus for any number of reasons which do not affect the food itself, from packaging errors to promotions ending. The food is donated from some of the big supermarket chains, as well as national, regional and local food companies. FareShare Yorkshire follows stringent policies and procedures for storage and transportation to meet all food safety legislation and is annually audited by NSF where we have been consistently awarded a Gold standard rating.
Can you guarantee which foods we’ll receive?
As we deal with surplus food, we can never guarantee the exact food that you’ll get. We’re able to build a food profile with you so we know the kinds of food you can accept, also ensuring that the warehouse team will pick and pack an order suited to your needs. We receive an array of surplus food weekly, from fruit & vegetables, to meat & cheeses, to desserts & bread- and that’s just naming a few. We offer ambient, chilled and frozen produce.
Is there a cost to my organisation?
As a charity we rely on donations and grants to ensure we can operate. To contribute towards our operational costs we ask for a nominal fee from all full members. On average, FareShare charity members save a huge £7,900 on their food bill each year. This means they can invest in other vital services.