Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page for our position statement and information

FareShare Greater Manchester

FareShare Greater Manchester is the Manchester branch of award-winning national charity FareShare, run by EMERGE 3Rs, which works to help people experiencing food hardship, whilst at the same time tackling climate change.

Until relatively recently, in-date fresh food, with a short shelf life that was over-stocked by shops and supermarkets was destined for landfill sites, anaerobic digesters or incinerators, resulting in perfectly good in-date food being wasted and contributing to the planet’s carbon emissions. FareShare’s model is simple: instead of sending the surplus food to be disposed of, food retailers and suppliers donate the fresh goods to FareShare and the charity, will, in turn redistribute them to people in need.

Across the UK, 270,000 tonnes of perfectly edible food is unwanted each year. FareShare is putting that food to good use.

FareShare delivers food to a wide range of initiatives, including schools’ breakfast clubs, hospices, food pantry schemes, community cafes, night shelters, hostels, domestic violence refuges and rehabilitation projects.

Across the UK, 270,000 tonnes of perfectly edible food is unwanted each year. FareShare is putting that food to good use.

FareShare delivers food to a wide range of initiatives, including schools’ breakfast clubs, hospices, food pantry schemes, community cafes, night shelters, hostels, domestic violence refuges and rehabilitation projects.

FareShare management

In Manchester, the FareShare operations are managed by EMERGE 3Rs, the parent charity of EMERGE Recycling. FareShare’s aims are completely in line with EMERGE’s core mission of reducing waste and carbon emissions and working for social good. The Manchester operation supports around 250 initiatives, and every 1kg of food saved from Anaerobic Digestion is equivalent to a 3.7kg CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) saving.

FareShare Greater Manchester operates with the generous support of many partners, including major supermarkets and fresh produce retailers, who donate surplus food to the charity on a regular basis. Due to a rising demand for its services, the Manchester operation is now planning to expand.

FareShare management

In Manchester, the FareShare operations are managed by EMERGE 3Rs, the parent charity of EMERGE Recycling. FareShare’s aims are completely in line with EMERGE’s core mission of reducing waste and carbon emissions and working for social good. The Manchester operation supports around 250 initiatives, and every 1kg of food saved from Anaerobic Digestion is equivalent to a 3.7kg CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) saving.

FareShare Greater Manchester operates with the generous support of many partners, including major supermarkets and fresh produce retailers, who donate surplus food to the charity on a regular basis. Due to a rising demand for its services, the Manchester operation is now planning to expand.

To develop and grow our food redistribution operation, we need your help!

Please consider donating to FareShare Greater Manchester by clicking the donate button to the left. Just £3 can help provide several meals.