FareShare is a national UK charity supporting communities to relieve food poverty. FareShare works through a network of local partners to address two of the most urgent issues that face the UK today; food poverty and food waste. Changing Lives is proud to operate franchises in the North East of England.

We distribute good quality surplus food via local community groups, including food banks, to address the growing problem of food poverty in our communities.

Over 70,000 children in the North East alone are unable to access quality healthy food on a regular basis. We currently supply just over 70 groups with food, which in turn provide food to 2,400 vulnerable people. However there are many more projects that desperately need supplies for help people in the North East.

There are three ways you can support FareShare NE:

Supply us

Save landfill costs and fight food poverty with your surplus food waste. With over 15 years experience of working with the food industry, FareShare’s national and regional suppliers include:

  • Greggs,
  • Ringtons
  • Nestle
  • The Co-operative
  • ASDA
  • Sainsburys… and many more

Be part of a national scheme that allows us to redirect your surplus, safe and in-date food to community groups across the North East.

Help us

For just a small yearly fee, your organisation could fund an entire community group to feed people in need with good quality and healthy food, every week for the year. There are many projects that desperately need supplies and we need individuals and organisations to sponsor community groups to receive this much needed service.

Access us

Whether your charity or project prepares food on site or provides food parcels you can access suitable supplies from us for a nominal monthly fee. 110 charities and community groups and charities already receive regular deliveries of food across the North East. Projects such as food banks, hostels, day centres, community groups, breakfast clubs, women’s refuges and after school clubs benefit from:

  • Efficient, regular delivery
  • Quality staples
  • A wide variety of food

For more information please contact:

Ben Lock, General Manager FareShare North East
t:    0191 2781895

Fareshare North East
c/o Your Homes Newcastle
NFS Unit 5
Greenfinch Way
Gateway West
Newburn Riverside
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8NX