Help the Best (Food Distribution) Team Win in 2020!


So far this year, the award-winning FareShare GM team have distributed 1,315 tonnes of good food to good causes across Greater Manchester. That’s the equivalent of over 3 million meal portions and 4,807 tonnes of carbon emissions saved. The team say they are working as hard as they can because there are 620,000 people struggling to get by in the region, including 200,000 children and young people.

FareShare GM Community Food Members use the food they receive from FareShare to provide things like hot meals at night shelters and day centres for vulnerable people; breakfasts in school, so that children start the day well; food clubs and pantries that improve access to fresh food in local neighbourhoods; and food parcels for people in crisis situations. To keep going, FareShare fundraises all the time.

Earlier this week, FareShare GM received a donation of VIP hospitality football tickets for the 11 January 2020 match at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Norwich City.
The tickets are believed to have a value of hundreds of pounds. Holding an auction seemed like the thing to do, but then one of the team members suggested trying a raffle so that as many people as possible could get involved. The team hope to raise £1,400 which would cover the costs of one FareShare day in 2020.

Here are the details of how to purchase raffle tickets, and what the lucky winner will receive….

The prize includes the following:

  • Access to the Manchester suite 3 hours before the match and for 1 hour afterwards;
  • A chef’s 3-course carvery meal, or sandwiches;
  • Padded seats near the halfway line (tier 1);
  • Matchday programme;
  • Half-time tea or coffee.

Even if you’re not a Red Devils or Canaries fan, the tickets could be a great Christmas present!

Details for the raffle

Raffle tickets cost £10 each and can be purchased by calling 0161 223 8200 and choosing option 7.

The winner will be announced at 5 pm on Monday 23 December 2019.

Please tell your footie-loving friends about this great sporting treat, and help us spread the word on social media by sharing our posts, or creating your own using the #Footie4FareShareGM hashtag, or #manchesterunited #norwichcityfc #foodpoverty #foodwaste might work too!

Facebook: FareShare GM Facebook Page
Twitter: @FareShareGtrM
Instagram: faresharegm

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