Our impact has grown year on year since we were formed in 2002, when we were a small project delivering food to a handful of homeless projects within Brighton & Hove.
In 2019-20, we distributed 675 tonnes of food to 141 charities and community groups, feeding over 12,000 people every week across 14 local authorities in Sussex and Surrey.
Our year ran from April 2019 through to the end of March 2020, just as lockdown began and the impact of the virus was being felt. By the end of March we had just started to experience a huge increase in both available surplus food as the hospitality industry closed down, alongside the rapid rise in demand for vulnerable people to receive food.
To quote our Chief Executive as he writes in our latest impact report,
the pandemic has made the importance of FareShare Sussex in supporting people in food poverty even more evident…The world of surplus food is changing massively as the food supply chain is disrupted and the need for emergency food for the vulnerable in our community is increasing significantly.
We could not have achieved what we did last year without the commitment of our incredible volunteers, trustees and staff, as well as our generous donors and community partners.
View the full report online here, or click to download the PDF below.