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 East and West Sussex.
Although we’re independently funded, we’re part of the national charity FareShare and are one of 20 FareShare Regional Centres across the UK.
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 over 90 projects across Sussex 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.
Read about what else is happening at FareShare Sussex in our latest news section.