The COVID-19 crisis has had huge effects on food banks across the UK and they are have been a large decrease in the amount of donations coming in. Food banks serve a substantial amount of people who are living in poverty, and coming up to the festive season, many are unable to afford or access the food they need.
FareShare is a UK charity working with farms, factories and food suppliers to redistribute surplus food, which is then used by charities to provide meals to communities in need. They work alongside food suppliers to tackle the UK’s hunger crisis, having provided approximately 57.3 million meals whilst saving 24,074 tonnes of food from unnecessary disposal.
Tackling the issue of food waste they work with brands such as Alpro to encourage better shopping and cooking habits, and share recipes and ideas to reduce waste.