Tackling food waste
Food waste: the facts
WRAP estimates that the UK food and drink supply chain disposes of 6.5 million tonnes of food and drink a year. Much of this food is good quality, edible food and is unecessarily thrown onto landfill sites, left to generate tonnes of toxic, harmful greenhouse gasses. Examples of food items that FareShare receives can include fresh fruit and veg that is past its sell-by date (though not its use-by date), long life products such as pasta or condensed milk that has damaged packaging, or everyday items that have simply been over ordered.
To the rescue!
FareShare Brighton and Hove works with the food industry to rescue their good quality, edible surplus food. This prevents waste food from needlessly going to landfill sites.
Our food suppliers see FareShare as an ethical, safe and positive alternative for their surplus food, and we continue to develop our relationship with them. Last year we received and redistributed over 200 tonnes of food!