FareShare wins “Britain’s Most Admired Charity” Award

March 23, 2010

Last night, FareShare won the award as ‘Britain’s Most Admired Charity’ at the Third Sector Awards ceremony hosted by Barclays in Docklands.

FareShare was one of five nominees, alongside RNIB, RNLI, Help for Heroes and The Woodland Trust. The nominees were chosen by Third Sector and a panel of advisers, and the awards were voted for by CEO’s of charities and social businesses working in the third sector.

Tony Lowe, FareShare CEO says:

“To be shortlisted against such high profile and well respected charities was amazing enough, so to win this is a huge honour for the charity.

Food waste and food poverty are key challenges for the UK in 2010. Winning this prestigious award will help FareShare bring these important issues to wider public attention while at the same time making many organisations in the third sector aware of how FareShare can help them improve their services to vulnerable people across the UK.”

FareShare runs 12 depots across the country. One of these is FareShare South West, based in Bristol. Operating since late 2007 has redistributed food to 62 Community Members. This food has contributed towards 1000,000 meals for vulnerable people in and around Bristol.

Andrew Street, FareShare South West Chairman says:

“This is an amazing accolade for the work of FareShare, both on a national basis and also here in the South West. To be selected to win this prestigious award from a shortlist of high profile and well respected charities is a huge honour. 

We are committed to further development of our operations here in the South West, helping to address the major issues of food waste and food poverty and bringing much needed support to vulnerable people across the region, and Bristol in particular.”

Jacqui Reeves, FareShare project manager says:

“We are very happy to be recognised for the work we do with such a prestigious award. This is for all our committed volunteers and partners. This award has given us all a huge boost – knowing we are going in the right direction.”

Last year, the food redistributed by the charity contributed towards 7.4 million meals for vulnerable people.  The charity runs 12 operations across the country and every  day 29,000 people benefit from the FareShare service.

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