The charity FareShare is calling on manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice operators to donate food to support the 1 in 5 people in the UK, including 4 million children, who worry about where their next meal is going to come from.
In July last year, a survey by the Food Standards Agency found that food insecurity had increased from 16% to 25% across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland in the last three years.
FareShare is set up to take both large volumes of surplus food as well as small quantities from across the food and drink industry. They accept all kinds of fresh, frozen, ambient, and chilled food and drink, including retailer branded foods in all forms, from bulk ingredients and unfinished products to labelling errors and damages.
They collect it from you, then divert it to their UK-wide network of 8,500 frontline charities and community groups.
Diverting your surplus food to charities will also help you achieve your commitments under the WRAP/IGD Food Waste Reduction Roadmap to Target – Measure – Act to reduce your food waste.
Manufacturers interested in joining the initiative can sign up via FareShare’s website here