Meet the FareShare Yorkshire team:
If you have any questions or queries, drop us an email to [email protected]
Click on a team member to find out more and to see their contact details.
Georgina joined Barnsley Foodbank Partnership in June 2020 as Admin and Client Support for Barnsley Foodbank Partnership, then additionally joined FareShare Yorkshire as Development Support. Now as Communications Officer, Georgina leads on social media, content creation and communications for FareShare Yorkshire, telling the story of our work and demonstrating the ways that people can play a part in our journey.
For press or communications, please email: [email protected]
At Barnsley Foodbank Partnership, Georgina is in charge of the marketing, social media accounts and campaigns. She is also a listening ear over the telephone, providing signposting advice and creating accounts for new referral agents.
If you have any food bank related enquiries, please email: [email protected]
Daniel joined the Leeds team in 2023 as a Warehouse Supervisor Mentor. He assists the team in day-to-day warehouse duties, including picking & packing surplus orders for community food members and supporting operations throughout the warehouse. Daniel brings his knowledge from previous FareShare experience, as well as his incredible team working and mentoring skills to this role, ensuring everything is running smoothly and offering his support to all.
Declan began his time at FareShare Yorkshire on the Kickstart scheme. He then joined Barnsley Foodbank Partnership in 2021 as a Warehouse Technician, ensuring emergency food parcels are prepared, sorting through donations and overseeing the food bank volunteers.
Scott joined the team in November 2022 at our Leeds sub-regional centre. As Warehouse Supervisor, he is involved in the main warehouse operations, including supporting the arrival of deliveries and preparing quality surplus food orders.
David joined the Leeds team in January 2023 as Warehouse Supervisor, based at Yorkshire Storage Hub. He supported operations in the warehouse, ensuring safe preparation of surplus ambient, chilled and frozen food to frontline charities across Yorkshire. He also assisted at our Leeds SRC and achieved 2 ITSSAR accredited forklift truck permits. In September 2023, he became Warehouse Deputy Manager across the Barnsley and Leeds sites.
Stephanie joined the team in early 2022 at the Yorkshire Storage Hub (YSH) in Leeds, as Food Provision Coordinator. She is the point of contact for the Healthy Holidays programme for FareShare in Leeds and helps maintain relationships across Leeds with our food partners. This involves the safe receipt, storage, and dispatch of goods at YSH alongside the excellent team of volunteers. She then went on to become Food Provision Manager in October 2022, working on various projects and supporting our Leeds sites. In October 2023, Stephanie also became the manager of our Leeds sites.
Rachel joined the team in November 2021 as our Head of HR & Office Management, bringing expertise to our HR and finance functions, as well as supporting administration for the charity. She is a passionate people person and is a strong believer in personal development of employees and volunteers.
To contact Rachel directly, email: [email protected] or call 01226 593778.
Nick joined the team at our Leeds Sub-Regional Centre in October 2021 as SRC Manager. He has been a part of the FareShare team for many years as a training instructor, delivering many courses for our employability programmes. Nick is qualified to train people on over 25 kinds of machinery & equipment and has a wealth of warehouse management experience. In September 2023, Nick became Warehouse Manager, overseeing our Barnsley site.
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.
Chris is the Project Manager 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. He also links charity partners and encourages them to share recipes/ideas with each other about surplus food.
The kitchen facility is used for training staff and volunteers, including carrying out in-house courses. The aim is to ensure health and wellbeing by teaching cookery skills and basic nutrition.
If you’re a community food member interested in our classes, please email Chris: [email protected]
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 protected] or call 07921 852 638.
Suzanne is the manager of Barnsley Foodbank Partnership. The food bank is a close partner of FareShare Yorkshire, working together on many projects.
If you have any enquiries about the food bank, you can contact Suzanne at: [email protected]
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.
James joined FareShare Yorkshire as a volunteer in 2018. He went on to work full-time in our Sub-Regional Centre as our Warehouse Supervisor. He then became YSH Manager, overseeing large frozen food provision across Yorkshire. As Food Supply & Logistics Manager, he organised the deliveries and collections of surplus items to all of our hubs. In August 2023, James became Warehouse & CFM Administrator, providing vital support directly to our community food members and warehouse teams. He supports operations, is a first point of contact for CFM enquiries and ensures everything runs smoothly when it comes to the vital surplus food allocations.
If you are a community food member and have any enquiries, you can contact James directly via: [email protected]
Before joining the staff team, Duncan volunteered at our Barnsley warehouse for 14 years and has supported FareShare Yorkshire for the majority of the journey so far. He drives our lorry and vans, collecting quality surplus food from partners across the region.
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 became Shift Supervisor at the warehouse, then went on to become Warehouse Supervisor in 2022.
Keely joined FareShare Yorkshire in 2015 as an apprentice operative. She then became Shift Supervisor overseeing and mentoring our employability trainees. As Warehouse Coordinator, she supported the rapid growth of our operations so that more frontline charities could benefit. She then went on to become the Barnsley Warehouse Manager, playing a big part in the operations and organisation of the warehouse. Now as Warehouse Supervisor, she is based on the warehouse floor, right in the heart of what we do. She oversees warehouse & driver volunteers, as well as ensuring orders and deliveries are dealt with smoothly and efficiently.
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.
Gareth was awarded an MBE for services to the Charity Sector in the 2022 Queens New Years Honours.
To contact Gareth directly email: [email protected] or call 01226 593778.
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, infrastructure and health & safety. 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, you can contact him via: [email protected]
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: [email protected] or call 01226 593778.