Partnering with FareShare

To support the third pillar of our CSR policy, we’ve formed a partnership with FareShare

Food poverty in the UK continues to be a major issue

8.4 million people are struggling to access food and people are increasingly turning to the voluntary sector for help 

At the same time, at least 270,000 tonnes of perfectly edible food is wasted every year by the UK food and drink industry. This is the equivalent of 650 million meals being thrown away across the nation each year to the detriment of the environment and hungry people. 

FareShare works directly with the food industry

They identify and access good-quality, in-date surplus food and redistribute it to charities and community groups who then transform it into meals for vulnerable people. 

With causes as diverse as homeless shelters, women’s refuges and children’s breakfast clubs to drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres, the charities FareShare provides food to offer life changing support, as well as hot, nutritious meals. A FareShare meal is often the best and sometimes the only meal a beneficiary will eat that day. 

Our first fundraiser

Our first fundraising event was a Love Weekend special over Valentine’s weekend. The main event was the Show some Love raffle, which included amazing prizes donated by colleagues from across MethodsWe also hosted a cake sale, baking contest and the chance to guess the number of love hearts in the jar. 

The event raised £1,000 in one and a half days – the equivalent of 4,000 meals for people in need. An amazing way to kick off our partnership and we can’t wait for the next event! 

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