FareShare Sussex is a charity project that redistributes good surplus food from our busy warehouse in Moulsecoomb, Brighton, to a range of different charities and community groups across Sussex and Surrey.
Although we’re independently funded, we’re part of the national charity FareShare and are one of 21 FareShare Regional Centres across the UK.
Our vision is that no good food goes to waste in Sussex and Surrey.
Our mission is to fight hunger, tackle food waste and empower volunteers through redistributing surplus food to vulnerable people.
FareShare Sussex began its life as FareShare Brighton and Hove back in 2002 when it was set up by City Gate Community Projects. Our original purpose was to provide food to the eleven services in the city serving hot food to homeless people.
The project has grown year on year. It’s now an essential community food service with morning and evening deliveries to around 100 projects across Sussex and Surrey every day – that’s around ten tonnes of food each week.
In 2014 we expanded to become FareShare Sussex, in line with our plans to extend our reach in different Sussex boroughs whilst remaining committed to our existing local members.
In 2015 we took on an additional warehouse space and a new chiller unit to increase our capacity to take in more surplus food and sign up more charities to our service.
In 2016-17 we delivered 467.7 tonnes of food to 100 charities. Check out our latest impact report for more info.
In September 2017 we began a weekly route into Surrey, expanding our reach into a new county.
Inclusive – We provide a positive environment where our staff and volunteers can flourish, and thrive on the diversity of the people and communities we work with.
Respectful – We embrace fairness and equality across everything we do
Passionate – We care deeply about what we do and are committed to making a difference through tackling food waste and supporting vulnerable people in our communities to access food.
Together – We are stronger in partnership and take pride in working together with local organisations that support vulnerable people.