We support a wide variety of organisations with their food needs, from homelessness charities, to primary school Breakfast Clubs and 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 start the membership sign up process, complete our FareShare Yorkshire application form and email it back to us at enquiries@fareshareyorkshire.org. 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 to take you through the sign up process and complete a kitchen check.

Once you’ve signed up to become a FareShare Yorkshire member, you can expect a food order to be made up by our amazing 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 annual audited by NSF where we have been consistently awarded a Gold standard rating.

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Can you guarantee which foods we’ll receive?

As we deal with surplus food, we can never guarantee the exact food you’ll get. Each week we put together an order for you based on the stock we have and what you require, and our volunteers pick and pack it for you. We receive an array of surplus food weekly. We get fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, desserts, pasta and bread just to name a few. We offer ambient, chilled and, new to 2021, 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. The cost is between £19 – £25 per week for a regular supply of food. FareShare Go, our supermarket collection service is provided free of charge to supplement your main food supply. 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.

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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