Mayor of Tameside standing alongside three recipients of the Mayoral pin badge

FareShare Greater Manchester recognised for work in Tameside by the Borough’s Mayor

We’re thrilled to have been presented with a mayoral pin badge by the out-going Mayor of Tameside, Councillor Tafheen Sharif in honour of the work FareShare Greater Manchester has done to support community organisations in the borough.

Cllr Sharif paid a visit to one of our Community Food Members, the Tameside Meal Project, earlier this week as part of her final week of engagements before handing the mayoral chains over to the current Deputy Mayor, Cllr Betty Affleck.

It’s really important that we work together, stick together and make a difference – Cllr Tafheen Sharif, Mayor of Tameside

Also honoured with a badge was Kala Mandviwala from Tameside Meal Project and Andy Chadwick from Tameside East Foodbank at Reach Church in Millbrook which distributes some of the meals produced by the project.

The Tameside Meal Project is run by Kala Mandviwala using surplus food from FareShare Greater Manchester. Each week, Kala and her team of volunteers cook around 150-200 meals which are then distributed to vulnerable people in the borough through charity partners.

During her visit, Cllr Sharif donned an apron and pitched in to help dish up the meals ready for them to go out to those in need. The Mayor said that it was “mind blowing” to see the work being done by so many people to help those in need in the borough but that she’s “upset that the need is there”.

While presenting Karina, our Membership Coordinator with the pin badge for the whole of FareShare Greater Manchester, Cllr Sharif said “Thank you for all you do, not just in Tameside but across Greater Manchester. It’s really inspiring to hear about all you do – keep up the good work!”

food poverty

Over 600,000 people in Greater Manchester live in households that are struggling to get by.

That includes 180,000 children and young people.