Suppliers urgently needed to donate surplus food to feed people going hungry
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Surplus food stock urgently needed
Our FareShare service is currently unable to meet the demand for surplus food. We require an extra 20 tonnes of food every week to feed people across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
A sustainable alternative to food waste disposal
We believe that good food is best eaten, not thrown away. Giving your surplus food to FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland follows the food use hierarchy which calls to feed people in need first, before sending food to animal feed, anaerobic digestion or to landfill. When you give surplus food to FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland, you help fight food waste and hunger in your community.
Guaranteed traceability and maintenance of food safety
We take food safety seriously. We adhere to food industry safety guidelines and our warehouse is audited internally and externally to ensure compliance. For full details on the ways we adhere to food safety guidelines, please see the FareShare UK website.
Our stock control systems mean we can guarantee traceability of each and every food item we receive and redistribute. In the unlikely event of a product recall, we can undertake this process on your behalf.
We can take your surplus food that:
- Is within its use-by or best before date;
- Is covered or packaged appropriately;
- Complies with all the food safety legislation, including The Food Safety Act 1990, The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 and Regulation (EC) 852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs;
- Comes with a full ingredients list.
All the food we receive gets redistributed to member charities, schools and community groups who are checked to ensure they meet our food safety and hygiene requirements. We make sure they comply to FareShare guidelines and that they are fully equipped to safely serve nutritious meals to those most in need across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities
Giving food to FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland is a great way of contributing to CSR objectives and positively impacting your local community, as well as enhancing your company’s public image.
"With the support we receive from FareShare, we are able to produce and serve hot meals for our clients several times a week."Phil Root from the Whiteinch Move On Service
1 in 5 families in Scotland ‘going hungry and cold’, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s latest Poverty in Scotland report.
Our FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland service provides food for more than 78,000 meal portions every week.