Surplus food stock urgently needed
We are appealing to the food industry to donate additional surplus to feed people going hungry.
Our FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland service is currently unable to meet the demand for emergency food. We require an extra 20 tonnes of food every week.
The largest food redistribution charity in Scotland, FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland redistributes surplus food that would otherwise go to waste to frontline charities and community groups. Every organisation we currently supply is asking for more food and there are over 40 new organisations asking for support.
Jim Burns, our Director of Operations, reports
“Unfortunately the demand for food has now surpassed our current supply. We are hoping to be able to take as many new organisations off our waiting list as possible, but to do so we urgently need more support and to get new suppliers on board.
“Between 2022/23 FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland rescued almost 1,500 tonnes of food, the equivalent of over 3.5 million meal portions, but that was only enough to supply those already signed up – to cut the waiting list and deliver to more organisations we need more food coming in throughout the week.
“It’s vital all those in the food industry know we are here, can take their surplus food, and redistribute it to those in desperate need.
“We currently work with a wide range of suppliers including farms, manufacturers, wholesalers, supermarkets, restaurants and retailers. Our team work with suppliers to make it as simple as possible to donate your surplus food and improve your sustainability.”