Food redistribution project FareShare Sussex is expanding across East Sussex and is looking for Eastbourne charities to benefit from a weekly order of food. The project receives donations of good quality food from the food industry that would otherwise be wasted, which is then sent to charities and community groups including lunch clubs, food banks, homeless centres and supported housing schemes.
The project, which is mostly run by volunteers, are looking for a central hub in Eastbourne to deliver to, and for nearby charities to come and collect their weekly order. The Hastings hub, at the Y Centre in St Leonards started in April and still has a few charity places available.
FareShare Sussex Project Manager Marion Sheehan said, “We are thrilled to be able to reach more communities across East Sussex and ensure that no good food goes to waste. We can’t wait to hear from local charities that could benefit from our food deliveries that can enrich local services, enable growth and reduce costs.”
In addition to their delivery service, FareShare have a new exciting project in partnership with Tesco and Irish social enterprise, FoodCloud. FareShare FoodCloud, coming soon to Sussex, enables charities to access free food from their local Tesco stores at the end of the day.
A Brighton-based community nursery in one of the city’s most deprived areas, stated:
“Fareshare has become a vital part of what we do and our ethos as an organisation. The scheme enables us to pass the money we save back onto our families through keeping the fees for our childcare low. It enables us to go the extra mile in ensuring that families often living on the bread line have that bit extra to help them cope."
To find out how your charity can benefit, contact Marion Sheehan on 01273 671 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.