We support a wide variety of organisations with their food needs, from homelessness charities to primary school Breakfast Clubs and from lunch clubs for the elderly to food clubs and pantries.
How do we sign up?
To start the membership sign up process, complete our online form opposite. We will get back to you as soon as possible to talk to you about how we can meet your food needs. Once we’ve had a chat we’ll determine if we can supply you. We’ll then take you through the sign up process and complete a kitchen / premises check.
Once you’ve signed up to become a FareShare Greater Manchester member, you can expect a food order to be made up by our amazing volunteers each week based on your organisation’s needs, and the FareShare food available. Before you fill out an application, please check that you meet the minimum criteria.
Download our membership factsheet to find out more.
Where does FareShare Greater Manchester food come from?
The food we supply is fresh, varied and high quality. It is classed as surplus for any number of reasons which do not affect the food itself, from packaging errors to promotions ending. The food is donated from the UK Food industry (supply chain) including retailers, manufacturers and suppliers. FareShare Greater Manchester follows stringent policies and procedures for storage and transportation to meet all food safety legislation.
Can you guarantee which foods we’ll receive?
As we deal with surplus food, we can never guarantee the exact food you’ll get. Instead, we build a food profile for each of our members that mostly meets your organisation’s needs. Each week we put together an order for you based on the stock we have, and our volunteers pick and pack it for you ready for despatch.
Is there a cost to my organisation?
As a charity, we rely on donations and grants to keep going. This Fareshare membership cost starts at just 27p / kilo collected to 36p / kilo delivered to receive a regular supply of food from our warehouse. FareShare Go, our supermarket collection service, is provided free of charge to supplement your main food supply. On average, FareShare charity members save a huge £7,900 on their food bill each year. This means they can invest in other vital services.