Demand for food remains high as we approach the winter. Can you help?
We accept both regular and one-off deliveries of in-date surplus food to charity at our Manchester warehouse.
What can the donation of good surplus food to charity at FareShare Greater Manchester mean to your food company?
A sustainable alternative to food waste disposal
We believe that good food is best eaten, not thrown away. Giving your surplus food to charity with FareShare Greater Manchester follows the food use hierarchy which calls to feed people in need first, before sending food to animal feed, anaerobic digestion or to landfill. When you donate food to charity at FareShare Greater Manchester, you support a food waste charity and help fight hunger in your community.
Guaranteed traceability and maintenance of food safety
We take food safety seriously. Moreover, we adhere to food industry safety guidelines. In addition, we audit our warehouse using internal and external parties alike to ensure compliance. FareShare Greater Manchester has Gold Standard for storage, wholesale and distribution audit since our inception. For full details on the ways we adhere to food safety guidelines, see how we look after your food.
Above all, stock control systems mean we can guarantee the traceability of every food item we receive and redistribute. Additionally, in the unlikely event of a product recall, we can undertake this process on your behalf.
When you’ve completed the Food Donor form (see left-hand side of this page) we can take your surplus food that:
- Is within its use-by or best before date;
- Has appropriate covering and packaging;
- Complies with all the food safety legislation, including The Food Safety Act 1990, The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 and Regulation (EC) 852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs;
- Comes with a full ingredients list;
- Has an appropriate extension note.
We redistribute all the food we receive to member charities, schools and community groups. They receive regular checks to ensure they meet our food safety and hygiene requirements. We also ensure they:
- comply with FareShare guidelines and that;
- are able to safely serve nutritious meals to those most in need in Greater Manchester.
Helping you meet your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments
Giving surplus food to FareShare Greater Manchester is a great way of supporting your business in meeting its CSR commitments and positively impacting your local community, as well as improving your company’s public image. We welcome employer-supported volunteering all year round! Take a look at our Corporate Partners page to find out more.