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.
This ensures that 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
Breaking the cycle of poverty
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.
Providing more than meals
We support local charities that provide a food service, whether that is a food parcel or a cooked meal, they join the FareShare scheme to benefit from a regular delivery of food to suit their needs.
Types of charities we work with include drop-in centres for homeless people, school breakfast clubs / after school clubs, women’s refuge centres and food banks for low-income families.
Find out more about some of the local charities and community groups FareShare Sussex works with: