What our members tell us

Our charity members recently completed a survey giving us great insight into how FareShare benefits vulnerable people and communities. We are so grateful to our members for taking the time to pass on this information, and loved it so much we thought we would share it with everybody!

Our charity members are hugely diverse and provide a range of different services in Brighton and the wider Sussex area. The largest group represented are supported housing schemes providing accommodation for people experiencing homelessness and people on low or no incomes.

FareShare Sussex’s service is reaching a total of 7044 people each week. The majority of our members support between 10 and 30 people weekly, but 12 members are supporting over 100 people every week.

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Loading up the van ready for our deliveries

“…Being part of Fareshare has transformed what we are able to provide, and slashed our costs in the process. The food is always fresh and fantastic quality, so it’s meant we can make sure that any young person struggling to make ends meet can not only eat regularly at Xtrax – but healthily too.” – Xtrax – youth drop in centre, Hastings

Our members have told us that they are providing 12,890 meals and 1233 food parcels each week combined.

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Jolly volunteers delivering to the Eastbourne Disabilities Trust

96% of members say FareShare’s service allows them to serve additional clients or provide additional meals.

“FareShare’s food deliveries enables us to provide a free non-judgemental service to local families who are struggling to feed themselves.” – A children’s & family support centre in Worthing

82% of members agree or strongly agree that the food provided by FareShare has alleviated food poverty amongst their clients.

Residents at the Amber Foundation cooking up a treat with FareShare food.
Residents at the Amber Foundation cooking up a treat with FareShare food

86% feel that the food we provide has improved the physical health of their clients, and 82% state it has improved their mental well-being.

“Fareshare’s service allows us to provide tasty, filling and nutritious food to the homeless and isolated in Brighton. This gives them the energy to begin to change their lives.” – St. Annes Day Centre, Brighton

The feedback we got was fantastic – it is so inspiring to hear how all our charity members are making such an impact on people’s lives every day through their services. We are proud to support them all.