FareShare North Wales collects food due to go to landfill then distributes it to local community groups.
Supermarkets in the UK throw away over 1.6m tonnes of food each year, often sending perfectly good food to landfill sites. FareShare North Wales is distributing food due to be wasted to local community groups.
“It’s all good-quality food, sometimes with damaged packaging or produce that has been over-ordered.” says Anna Glover of FareShare North Wales.
Healthy meals are offered to vulnerable people across Denbighshire and Conwy, with supplies of fresh food delivered weekly to community groups, including a drop-in centre for the homeless, a day centre for people with learning disabilities and a rehab centre for those with substance misuse problems.
Volunteers help to pick up, store and dispatch food, gaining experience, confidence and qualifications in health and safety and manual handling.
Lottery funding has bought equipment such as industrial fridges and freezers, trucks, shelving and refrigerated vehicles.
FareShare North Wales was a semi-finalist at the 2012 National Lottery Awards.