In 2015/16, from our Good Food Depot our FareShare project redistributed 326 tonnes of food which provided an estimated 660,856 meals and benefitting some 4512 people every week.
Neil, Senior Enterprise Manager
We Move Surplus Food To Places That Need It Most
Cyrenians run the FareShare franchise for Central and South East Scotland. We currently distribute 7 tonnes of food per week to over 80 member organisations across our region. This amount is set to grow along with the network of members we work with.
Our suppliers include multinational companies and local shops: supermarkets, suppliers, sandwich shops and bakeries. We take food quality and safety seriously, and nothing goes out the door if we aren’t 100% happy.
Would You Like To Become A Food Supplier?
Who Gets The Food?
Our network members are support organisations who use food as part of the service to their clients. They include homeless hostels, residential care services, food banks, community groups, breakfast clubs,youth groups, school holiday programmes and more.
If you are an organisation who would like to speak to us about receiving food, please call 0131 554 3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become A Member
Our diverse range of volunteers come from all walks of life and some have used our support themselves. Many of the volunteers deliver food to the hostels they used to live in, demonstrating the power and positivity of the work we do.
As well as helping us out, volunteers can improve their skills and experience through specific work placements.
FareShare FoodCloud is an exciting new project designed to connect charities and community groups to surplus food, and it's here in Edinburgh, before spreading nationwide across the UK. Find out more here.