Meet the FareShare Yorkshire team:

If you have any questions or queries, drop us an email to enquiries@fareshareyorkshire.org

Click on a team member to find out more and to see their contact details.

Staff

Mark Hague

Head of Employability & Volunteering

Mark Hague

Head of Employability & Volunteering

Mark joined FareShare Yorkshire in 2008 and is vastly experienced at helping people on the pathway to employment.  He is an ITSSAR-accredited FLT instructor and has helped many people to develop the skills they need for work.  He also leads on our volunteering provision to ensure our operations teams have the help they need to redistribute more food to vital projects.

To find out more contact markhague@fareshareyorkshire.org

Steve Jarrett

Sub-Regional Centre Manager

Steve Jarrett

Sub-Regional Centre Manager

Steve joined us in June 2018 to manage our newly relocated Sub-Regional Centre in Leeds. He has over 20 years of food retail experience and he is excited to lead our Leeds-based team which works with Leeds City Council to supply quality surplus food to more organisations than ever before. If you have a query or want to volunteer at our Leeds SRC please contact stevejarrett@fareshareyorkshire.org

Pete Barringer

Development Officer

Pete Barringer

Development Officer

Pete started working for FareShare Yorkshire in 2014 when FareShare in Leeds was launched. He now works in the Development team and supports organisations to become Community Food Members. If you would like to discuss how to access surplus food from FareShare Yorkshire please contact peterbarringer@fareshareyorkshire.org or call 07921 852 638.

Jonathan Williams

Head of Development

Jonathan Williams

Head of Development

Jonathan joined FareShare Yorkshire in June 2017 and has responsibility for the development of our work.  He oversees the design and delivery of new initiatives, manages relationships with our corporate and foundation partners and drives growth of our regional food supply to expand the number of charities and community groups we can support.

If you would like to discuss a potential new area of activity or partnership please contact jonathanwilliams@fareshareyorkshire.org or call 01226 235282.

Adam Bramley

Head of Operations

Adam Bramley

Head of Operations

Adam joined the team in February 2002 and is responsible for our food operations, standards and infrastructure.  He has vast experience and knowledge of Food Hygiene and Safety as well as food redistribution and logistics. If you have a question about deliveries or collections please email him at adambramley@fareshareyorkshire.org or call 01226 757035.

Keely Neal

Warehouse Supervisor

Keely Neal

Warehouse Supervisor

Keely joined FareShare Yorkshire in 2015 as an apprentice operative.  As a Shift Supervisor she oversaw and mentored our employability trainees, ensuring that quality surplus food was sorted, logged, picked, packed and dispatched for hundreds of Community Food Members. Now as our Warehouse Coordinator in Barnsley she supports the rapid growth of our operations so more frontline charities can benefit.

Jason Williams

Warehouse Operative/Driver

Jason Williams

Warehouse Operative/Driver

Jason joined our team in November 2018 after successfully completing our John Lewis Foundation-funded employability programme. He achieved two ITSSAR accredited forklift truck permits and volunteered both as a driver and operative.

Thanks to funding from the ASDA Fight Hunger Create Change Programme he joined our Leeds warehouse to help us support more vital frontline projects. He now supports the Leeds warehouse three days a week.

Duncan Baxter

Driver

Duncan Baxter

Driver

Duncan volunteered at our Barnsley warehouse for 14 years and has supported FareShare Yorkshire for the majority of its journey so far.

Thanks to funding from the ASDA Fight Hunger Create Change Programme, he is now employed by the charity to make essential collections and deliveries.

James Carter-Birkinshaw

Warehouse Supervisor

James Carter-Birkinshaw

Warehouse Supervisor

James joined FareShare Yorkshire as a volunteer in 2018 and helped us to deliver surplus food to frontline projects across Doncaster each week. He successfully completed our employability programme, achieving two accredited forklift truck permits, and now works full-time in our Sub-Regional Centre as our Warehouse Supervisor.

Jemma Winter

Shift Supervisor

Jemma Winter

Shift Supervisor

Dom Fogden

Shift Supervisor

Dom Fogden

Shift Supervisor

Gareth Batty

CEO

Gareth Batty

CEO

Gareth has been FareShare Yorkshire’s Chief Executive since 2013 and working with the Board of Trustees has the overall responsibility for the leadership, management and strategic direction of the charity. Gareth is excited about the growth plans for the charity over the coming months and years to ensure that FareShare Yorkshire plays a major part in tackling Food Insecurity issues and ensuring everyone has access to the food they deserve.

To contact Gareth directly email garethbatty@fareshareyorkshire.org or call 01226 235281

Suzanne Storey

Barnsley Foodbank Manager

Suzanne Storey

Barnsley Foodbank Manager

Suzanne is the manager of Barnsley Foodbank Partnership.

If you have any enquiries about the Foodbank, you can contact Suzanne at: manager@barnsley.foodbank.org.uk

Georgina Arnold

Barnsley Foodbank Admin and Client Support & FareShare Yorkshire Development Support

Georgina Arnold

Barnsley Foodbank Admin and Client Support & FareShare Yorkshire Development Support

Georgina joined Barnsley Foodbank Partnership in June 2020 as Admin and Client Support and has since joined FareShare Yorkshire as Development Support. When she joined, she assisted in one of the Foodbank’s busiest periods during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chris Clyburn

FullCrumb Kitchen Project Manager

Chris Clyburn

FullCrumb Kitchen Project Manager

Chris works in The FullCrumb Kitchen.

The FullCrumb Kitchen aims to support community members in educating them on how to utilise surplus food. Chris provides hands-on kitchen training for community cooks, as well as offering recipe ideas and kitchen tips. His aim is to link charity partners and encourage them to share recipes/ideas with each other about surplus food and feeding those who need it the most. The kitchen facility is also used for training staff and volunteers using the ‘Jamie Oliver Ministry Of Food’ programme. The aim is to ensure health and wellbeing by teaching cookery skills and basic nutrition.

Terry Dyke

Lorry Driver

Terry Dyke

Lorry Driver

Terry was a long-standing volunteer at our Barnsley Regional Centre and now works for the charity two days a week, ensuring surplus food is collected ready for dispatch.

James Oliver

Shift Supervisor

James Oliver

Shift Supervisor

James began volunteering our Barnsley Regional Centre at the end of 2017 and has offered a huge amount of support both in our warehouse and on the refrigerated vans. He successfully achieved a nationally-recognised FLT permit in 2018 and joined our staff team in 2019 thanks to funding from the Evan Cornish Foundation. Now, thanks to support from WRAP, he’s moved into a supervisory position to help us grow.

Eimer Brown

Development Officer

Eimer Brown

Development Officer

Eimer joined FareShare Yorkshire in October 2020. She is the Development Officer and supports organisations to become Community Food Members.

If you would like to discuss how to access surplus food from FareShare Yorkshire please contact eimerbrown@fareshareyorkshire.org

Amy Calvert

Innovation Manager at Good Food Barnsley CiC

Amy Calvert

Innovation Manager at Good Food Barnsley CiC

Amy works for Good Food Barnsley CiC, incorporated in 2020.

Good Food Barnsley CiC has existed under different names for a number of years. It is a partnership of organisations working across the borough supporting with food access. Amy is responsible for contributing to the strategic development of the Good Food Barnsley model, undertaking and commissioning research to aid development, and collaborating with partners and organisations to pilot and support innovation models.

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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