Meet the FareShare Yorkshire team:
If you have any questions or queries, drop us an email to email@example.com
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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 became Shift Supervisor at the warehouse, then went on to become Warehouse Supervisor in 2022.
Emily joined FareShare Yorkshire in May 2022 as Maternity Cover. She is the first point of contact for many of our community food members, ensuring all of their orders are inputted onto our system and enquiries are dealt with efficiently. She also provides supports to Rachel with invoicing and Keely with van scheduling. Emily is a keen problem-solver and works to ensure we give the best possible service to our community food members.
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.
Barnsley Foodbank Partnership 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Development Administration, 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.
For Barnsley Foodbank Partnership, she manages the social media accounts, creates campaigns & and is a listening ear over the telephone.
If you have any food bank enquiries, you can email Georgina on: email@example.com
For FareShare Yorkshire enquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob has supported FareShare Yorkshire for a number of years, including during the Covid-19 pandemic. He first started as a volunteer driver, delivering surplus food to frontline charities, community groups and organisations across Yorkshire. In October 2022, Rob joined us as a Shift Supervisor at our Barnsley hub. He supports operations in the warehouse, as well as continuing to drive our vehicles with much-needed deliveries for community food members.
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.
If you’re a community food member interested in our classes, please email Chris: email@example.com
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.
Nick joined the team at our Leeds Sub-Regional Centre in October 2021 as SRC Manager but has been a part of the FareShare team for many years as a training instructor delivering 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.
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.
Amy is now also working on Storehouse & Field, a community food hub based in Shafton.
Find out all about Good Food Barnsley CiC here.
Rachel joined the team in November 2021 as our HR & Office Manager, bringing expertise to our HR and Finance functions and supporting administation 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01226 213255
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 went on to become YSH Manager, 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. He is now Food Supply & Logistics Manager.
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.
If you have any volunteering enquiries, you can email Mark on: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
Gareth was awarded an MBE for services to the Charity Sector in the 2022 Queens New Years Honours.
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 more frontline charities can benefit. She is now the Barnsley Warehouse Manager.
Stephanie joined the team in 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.