Bristol Energy and FareShare South West team up to fund 10,000 meals for people in need

Bristol Energy to support us to do more through ‘FARESHARE’ switch code

Bristol Energy are an energy company with a difference. Owned by Bristol City Council, they reinvest their profits back into the community and offer fair, transparent tariffs. As an energy company with a conscience, they want to tackle the issues of food and fuel poverty which affect many across our city today.

Bristol Energy will donate money every time someone switches their gas and electricity using the code ‘FARESHARE‘ when they join. The energy supplier will also provide energy efficiency advice and support to FareShare South West members and volunteers, and its colleagues will volunteer time to support the charity too.

Peter Haigh, Managing Director of Bristol Energy said: “Food and fuel poverty are intrinsically linked. No one should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, or whether they can afford to cook it. Working with FareShare is one way we can help people young and old to get a good meal, and make the best use of food that would otherwise be wasted.”

Last week, during Bristol Food Connections Festival, we launched our new partnership in style at our 10th Anniversary Feast event at Easton Community Centre. Over 60 people came to the event, and the Bristol Energy team joined to feast and celebrate with us. They also brought along goody bags for all our guests!

“We are delighted that Bristol Energy have chosen to support FareShare South West. Many of the people who benefit from FareShare food are also experiencing fuel poverty, both issues which so often go unnoticed. The more we can do together to ensure people who are struggling have access to a hot, nutritious meal each day, the better.” Julian Mines, CEO FareShare South West.

Switch to Bristol Energy using the code FARESHARE and they will donate up to £30* to the charity. Find out full details by clicking on the link here.

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