by FareShare UK
Jun 22nd, 2023
4 mins

FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland urgently appealing for new suppliers to donate their surplus food to feed people going hungry

The appeal follows the charity extending its opening hours in an attempt to keep up with a record demand for emergency food. However to meet the additional deliveries, an extra 20 tonnes of food are needed each week. The charity is urging the food industry to donate additional surplus to help them meet this demand.

The largest food redistribution charity in Scotland, FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland redistributes surplus food that would otherwise go to waste to frontline charities and community groups. Every organisation the charity currently supplies is asking for more food and there are over 40 new organisations asking for support.

Director of Operations, Jim Burns, said “Unfortunately the demand for food has now surpassed our current supply. We are hoping to be able to take as many new organisations off our waiting list as possible, but to do so we urgently need more support and to get new suppliers on board.

“Between 2022/23 FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland rescued almost 1,500 tonnes of food, the equivalent of over 3.5 million meal portions, but that was only enough to supply those already signed up – to cut the waiting list and deliver to more organisations we need more food coming in throughout the week.

It’s vital all those in the food industry know we are here, can take their surplus food, and redistribute it to those in desperate need.

“We currently work with a wide range of suppliers including farms, manufacturers, wholesalers, supermarkets, restaurants and retailers. Our team work with suppliers to make it as simple as possible to donate your surplus food and improve your sustainability.

“If anyone in the industry would like to help, please contact John Connell at


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