We’re supporting FareShare as our Charity Partner until June 2026
We’re aiming to raise £1million to maximise the social value of food and help people gain essential skills to enter employment.
FareShare is the UK's biggest charity fighting hunger and food waste. They take good-to-eat surplus food from across the food industry, sort it in regional warehouses across the UK and pass it onto a network of nearly 8,500 charities and community groups. Every week they provide enough food to create almost a million meals, which supports community centres, older people’s lunch clubs, school clubs and hospices to name just a few.
With food poverty being a terrifying reality for 14 million people, their work is invaluable.
But FareShare goes far beyond just feeding people. It also acts as a gateway to essential services that support people to have better access to food, form stronger connections and reduce isolation to improve mental health.
According to the Office for National Statistics one in four people of working age are currently out of work, with many facing barriers to gaining or sustaining employment. Through our partnership, we’re aiming to raise £1million to fund the Building Skills for the Future programme, which will maximise the social value of food and support, equip and prepare over 2,500 people to enter employment.
Building Skills for the Future, will run in two parts:
There will be seven employability programmes in regional centres upskilling people to enable them to secure full-time employment. The seven locations across the UK will be: London, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Barnsley, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.
The funds will also support community outreach programmes, delivering face-to-face sessions and workshops to support people with increased knowledge and skills to overcome financial hardship.