Our Charity Members
To benefit from a regular delivery or collection of food, local community groups and charity projects sign up to FareShare’s membership scheme. To ensure our surplus food gets to where it is most needed, all member organisations – or ‘Community Food Members’ as we call them – must be not-for-profit and serving vulnerable client groups meals or food parcels.
“We can give out bags of food, all from FareShare, and also provide communal meals. When there’s enough food, everyone gets a hot meal. It has also enabled us to provide one-to-one cooking tuition.” Glenwood Lodge, homeless hostel in Brighton
We also ask that our members provide services other than food, whether this is accommodation, counselling, sign-posting, advice or otherwise, to ensure the food service has additional social value and helps lift people out of poverty.
Our members tell us that FareShare’s food helps to:
- bring people together over shared meals, reducing social isolation.
- educate through cook and eat sessions, developing important life skills.
- engage clients with other services, helping break the cycle of poverty
- improve overall well-being, making people happy as well as satisfied through being able to access foods that could not be provided without our service.
This is how we do ‘more than meals.’
The types of organisations we support include:
- Lunch Clubs
- Supported Housing Schemes
- Food Banks
- Homeless Day Centres and Night Shelters
and many more.
Find out more about some of the local charities and community groups FareShare Sussex works with: