We at FareShare South West believe that food is love. This Valentine’s Day, we are encouraging supporters to give the gift of food to their loved one and help #SharetheLove.

Donate a charity gift to FareShare South West and we can transform it into food for meals for the most vulnerable in our community- from those facing homelessness to families in crisis.

Food is an essential need, but many in our region struggle to feed themselves or their families. This year we’re asking supporters to consider giving a Valentine’s gift on behalf of their loved one that will enable us to continue supplying surplus food to homeless shelters, breakfast clubs or even emergency food parcels to families. We truly believe food is love, and for many it is also the starting point to accessing the support they need to tackle other challenges. If your Valentine is the kind who really cares about others (and is also perhaps tricky to buy for!) this could be a perfect, thoughtful and impactful gift.

Help us #SharetheLove this Valentine’s and we’ll send over a Valentine’s e-card for your loved one by the morning of February 14th. They’ll know their gift has helped someone in need in their community who could be facing loneliness, hunger or homelessness.

Choose which charity gift you’ll give:

  • Donate £5. You could provide food for a nutritious breakfast for 20 children who are likely to arrive to school hungry.
  • Give £15. You could provide food for an incredible 60 meals at a South West homeless shelter.
  • Donate £40. Your donation is enough for us to get food for emergency food parcels for 25 families in crisis.

We’ll use your gift where it’s needed most, delivering good surplus food to charities in need across our region.

How to donate

To donate to #SharetheLove, choose your donation amount below. Write ‘Share the Love’ in the comment box and add the email address you want to receive a Valentine’s e-card.

Remember to add Gift Aid if you are a UK tax payer!

Thank you for your donation, which will go straight to fighting hunger and food waste across our South West community.

FareShare is the only charity to take food from the wholesale level of the food industry

The vast majority of surplus occurs before food even gets to the supermarket. Each FareShare regional centre takes that food and redistributes to those in need. FareShare Go is our supermarket collection service, which deals with supermarket-level surplus.

Find out more about what we do