Group photo of some of our volunteers and staff

Volunteers Week : A celebration to thank all of our volunteers

Group photo of some of our volunteers and staff

It’s been a week since we held our annual Volunteers Week Barbecue at FareShare Greater Manchester. More than thirty of our volunteers attended the event to celebrate the fantastic work they do for us.

Despite the recent wet weather, we were lucky enough to enjoy sunshine at our Maynard House headquarters as the barbecue was fired up for action. Volunteers and staff mingled in our canteen and spilled out into our garden enjoying each other’s company and the fabulous array of food on offer.

The highlight of the event was a special presentation made to our volunteers on behalf of the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr Paul Andrews, in recognition of the work they do to support FareShare Greater Manchester. The volunteer teams from the warehouse, office, FareShare Plus, our evening team, our drivers and volunteers from our sister organisation Touch Wood, were all presented with certificates from the Lord Mayor by our CEO, Lucy Danger and Head of Volunteering, Liz Lauder.

Our volunteers are all amazing and without them we would not be able to support more than 300 charity food partners with 5 million meals each year.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering opportunities with FareShare Greater Manchester, you can find out more here.




Cllr Paul Andrews, the Lord Mayor of Manchester had this message to all volunteers serving the community of Manchester during Volunteers’ Week 2024:

The food waste hierarchy calls for food to feed people first

Food companies are legally obliged to use food to feed people before sending to anaerobic digestion or for animal feed. We help them use their surplus to feed people first.