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Fight Hunger and Food Waste! FareShare Narborough Hub Needs You

What does your organisation do and why?

FareShare Midlands Narborough Hub continues to distribute good quality surplus food to hungry families in Leicestershire.

The hub was opened November 2018 in partnership with Central England Co-op, who were keen to cut their food waste. Out of date ambient and fresh food is collected by staff at the Co-op distribution centre in Braunstone Frith and delivered to the Narborough Hub.

What happens once the food is collected?

Staff and volunteers then rapidly redistribute this food to vulnerable people through 490 local community organisations tackling food poverty. Working with FareShare means these groups can support many more families and individuals by offering access to food and delivering meals to the vulnerable, the elderly, and children in schools.

What news would you like to share with our readers?

The FareShare Midlands Narborough Hub is seeking additional groups to support, including community cafes or pantries, before and after school clubs, hostels, and lunch clubs. We would love to hear from any organisation that will benefit from this food.

At the same time, the hub requires passionate people to volunteer in the warehouse. Volunteers perform essential tasks, such as driving the vans that make collections and deliveries, and sorting and packing the food.

When is your busiest time of year?

FareShare Midlands Director, Simone Connolly said:
"Since the start of the Covid19 pandemic we have seen an ongoing rise in food poverty. Winter is always a busy time of year, but this year - with the surge of Omicron - we are experiencing even greater need. We would like to support more local groups that help people suffering the effects of poverty, and we need more volunteers to lend a hand."

How do people get involved?

Over the coming months, FareShare Midlands needs food donations from local food companies looking to divert their surplus food away from landfill - they will always welcome volunteers! Their work is crucial to the success of FareShare. 

For enquiries and to volunteer please email enquiries@faresharemidlands.org.uk, visit the website, or find us on social media, all linked below.

Last updated 28 January 2022
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