Meet the FareShare Yorkshire team:
If you have any questions or queries, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 then joined our Leeds warehouse to help us support more vital frontline projects. He is now Shift Supervisor at the warehouse.
Before joining the staff team, Duncan volunteered at our Barnsley warehouse for 14 years and has supported FareShare Yorkshire for the majority of its journey so far. He drives our lorry and vans, collecting quality surplus food from partners across the region.
Suzanne is the manager of Barnsley Foodbank Partnership.
If you have any enquiries about the Foodbank, you can contact Suzanne at: email@example.com
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.
Georgina leads on content creation and communications development for FareShare Yorkshire, telling the story of our work and demonstrating the ways that people can play a part in our journey.
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 was a long-standing volunteer at our Barnsley Regional Centre and now works for the charity across logistics and operations. He plays the crucial role of ensuring tens of tonnes of surplus food is collected from across the region ready for dispatch to the frontline.
Harry joined FareShare Yorkshire in April 2021 to support our new Yorkshire Storage Hub. As Warehouse Supervisor, he works with James to deliver our frozen food provision and the handling of ambient surplus foods for onward distribution. He supports our goods in and goods out processes with the help of a great team of volunteers and Kickstart trainees.
Eimer joined FareShare Yorkshire in October 2020 and supports Community Food Members (CFMs) across South and West Yorkshire. She manages a busy delivery schedule of wonderful frontline organisations and helps organisations to access provision through membership. In 2021 she led the integration of core systems and organised a pilot of our dedicated frozen foods service.
If you would like to discuss how to access surplus food from FareShare Yorkshire please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 worked full-time in our Sub-Regional Centre as our Warehouse Supervisor. He now works as YSH Manager and will be overseeing large frozen food provision across Yorkshire, storing bulk ambient surplus for onward distribution and intercepting more surplus food across the region via our regional logistics solution.
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.
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. In addition to managing our volunteering provision which is critical to our daily operations, he also leads our KickStart programme with Chris.
Pete started working for FareShare Yorkshire in 2014 when FareShare in Leeds was launched. After a number of years supporting operational growth, he now works in our Development Team and supports Community Food Members across West and North Yorkshire. In 2021, he supported the site transition of our Leeds-based operations which have grown four-fold in the last 7 years. Pete has also been a constant support to large numbers of projects in Leeds that tackle holiday hunger.
If you would like to discuss how to access surplus food from FareShare Yorkshire, please contact email@example.com or call 07921 852 638.
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.
Adam joined the team in February 2002 and is the longest-serving manager in the entire FareShare Network. He 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01226 757035.
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.
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.