Since 1994 the national charity FareShare has been working with major food retailers to put their unsold food to good use. FareShare works with over 100 food businesses to minimise food waste and ensure that any edible, good-quality unsold food is distributed, for free, to homeless and disadvantaged people, who otherwise might not eat at all.

In 2005, FareShare saved 2,000 tonnes of food from being wasted. This food was then redistributed, along with other food-related support services, to a community food network of 300 organisations. Over the year, this food contributed a total of over 3.3 ...


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