Fareshare Greater Manchester Named Trafford Centre Charity of the Year 2023

Fareshare Greater Manchester Named Trafford Centre Charity of the Year 2023

We are delighted to have been chosen as The Trafford Centre charity partners for 2023/24, alongside two other amazing charities Stockdales and Look Good Feel Better. Fareshare Greater Manchester will each receive a share of the money dropped into the Trafford Centre fountains. Alongside this, we will be working closely with the centre on fundraising and awareness-raising campaigns.

Since its opening in 1998, the Trafford Centre has collected over £1.2 million from its fountains. Every coin dropped into the water is meticulously cleaned, dried and then generously donated to the centre’s nominated charities.

We are dedicated to creating a lasting impact on our communities. Beyond the monetary support from the Fountain Fund, we aim to raise awareness about hunger and food waste issues. As Trafford Centre charity partners, our initiatives extend to fundraising events, food drives and community outreach programs. We, along with charity partners Stockdales and Look Good Feel Better, aim to create a supportive network. This network not only helps those in immediate need but also contributes to building a more resilient and sustainable future. Join us on this meaningful journey to transform lives and combat food insecurity in the Greater Manchester region.

FareShare Greater Manchester has been fighting hunger and tackling food waste in the region since 2008 – throughout the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis, we have been feeding 35,000 people weekly. With more people than ever before facing food insecurity, we are so thrilled to be chosen as one of the Trafford Centre’s Charity Partner of the Year 23/24. With support from the Trafford Centre and the Fountain Fund, we’re looking to further our outreach, provide food to more breakfast clubs, food banks, community grocers and pantries, continuing to strengthen our communities through food. Ruth Downes, Head of Development



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