Winter is the most difficult time for people. Due to the cost of living crisis, this winter is going to be harder than ever. Nearly 90% of FareShare’s charities have seen an increase in demand. In addition over 70% of charities have seen people accessing support for the first time, and an increase with families with children.

FareShare Greater Manchester support a wide range of charities such as School breakfast clubs, elderly community clubs, homeless centres, Food Pantry’s, hospices and much more.  Enabling these charities to access surplus food saves them thousands of pounds, and at the same time we are reducing food waste. Taking good to eat food that would otherwise go to waste and re-distributing it to those that need it most.

We need your help to enable us to access more food and re-distribute it to more charities in Greater Manchester.  We currently have a waiting list of charities waiting to receive food from us and we are keen to expand our outreach.

How can you get involved?

Volunteer with us

Donate to us

Your donation can help us make a significant impact on those in need. Here’s how:

£5 feeds 1 person for 1 week
£10 provides 40 meals for homeless people
£20 could feed a family of 4 for an entire week
£40 supports a school breakfast club for 2 weeks

What is the problem?

The need for food support only increases during the winter months, as families have to spend more money just to keep the house warm. Put bluntly, families have to choose to ‘heat or eat’.  Currently, in Greater Manchester, one in four children are living in a food insecure household. This means that they do not have regular access to satiating and nutritious food.

How do we help?

FareShare Greater Manchester rescues surplus, edible food destined for waste. We distribute it to 280+ charities and community groups in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, and Derbyshire. Weekly, we provide food to over 30,000 people, with demand increasing during colder months.

Read the stories of the charities who benefit from our support

Read more about FareShare Greater Manchester

food redistribution charity

FareShare is the only charity to take food from the wholesale level of the food industry

The vast majority of surplus occurs before food even gets to the supermarket. Each FareShare regional centre takes that food and redistributes to those in need. FareShare Go is our supermarket collection service, which deals with supermarket-level surplus.