FareShare is a charity working to fight hunger and address the issue of food waste. They save food from going to waste and redistribute it across the charity to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups.

Migrant Help has been fortunate to be working in partnership with FareShare for a long time. This vital partnership is one of the key ways in which we ensure our clients never go hungry and reduce the amount of their limited budget that has to be spent on food.


The food we redistribute is nutritious and good to eat. It reaches charities across the UK, including school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters, and community cafes. Every week we provide enough food to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people. - FareShare


So, how does it work?

On a set day each week including, thanks to the incredible dedication of the FareShare team, each and every week throughout the tumultuous 2020, the FareShare delivery van appears at one of our secure accommodation locations. The cheerful staff jump out and start offloading a large delivery of fresh and long-lasting food. Migrant Help staff stop whatever they are doing and rush to receive the delivery!

As soon as the food arrives, clients start coming to receive it - they always know when the food is coming! The food is not only for our accommodated clients; clients from across the city come each week to stock up on vital culinary necessities.

Whatever long-lasting food items are not used up on a given week are stockpiled, so that we are able to maintain an on-site food bank at all times.  This foodbank is permanently available for our clients, including new clients coming into the service. This means that, even if they arrive in the middle of the night, a new client will be given food when they arrive.


This is a partnership that many of our clients literally could not exist without, and one we wish to keep going indefinitely!