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FareShare Greater Manchester: Distributing 3 Million Meals in 2018

In 2018, FareShare Greater Manchester (FSGM) achieved a remarkable milestone by redistributing 3 million meals to individuals facing food insecurity. This staggering increase of 50% from the previous year underscores FSGM’s commitment to fighting hunger and reducing food waste.

FareShare Greater Manchester is the largest regional branch of FareShare UK. It plays a crucial role in providing quality surplus food to 222 charities and community groups across Manchester and the wider region. These include homeless hostels, school breakfast clubs, and community cafes. They also support hospices and older people’s lunch clubs, helping over 26,000 people in food poverty weekly.

FSGM marks a significant achievement during its 10-year anniversary of fighting hunger and food waste. To celebrate, FSGM launches an appeal for volunteers to meet growing food provision demand.

In 2018, FareShare Greater Manchester redistributed 3 million meals, significantly impacting those facing food insecurity in the region. Quality surplus food provided weekly through charities and community groups has alleviated hunger and enhanced the well-being of individuals and families. FareShare’s tireless commitment to fighting hunger and reducing food waste has led to a staggering increase of 50% in the redistribution of meals from the previous year, making it an achievement worth celebrating.

Miranda Kaunang, Head of Development at FareShare Greater Manchester, reflects on the business’s mission:

“Since first opening a decade ago, FareShare has provided 11 million meals to those in need across Greater Manchester – a phenomenal achievement which is testament to our tireless commitment to fighting hunger and reducing food waste. Currently, more than half of Greater Manchester’s children are living in poverty. To help more children and families by providing access to good food, FareShare needs more volunteers. These are the food heroes – the ones sorting the food, putting orders together and delivering to frontline charities – who are vital to our operation. We are very proud of what we have achieved but recognise the human need this represents. We are committed to doing even more in 2019.”

food waste

270,000 tonnes of perfectly edible food gets wasted by the food industry each year.

That’s enough for nearly 650,000,000 meals