We reached our #ActiveAte target! £10,000 raised for our appeal to stop holiday hunger.

We want to thank our supporters for helping us reach our £10,000 fundraising target for our #ActiveAteBristol campaign.

Our campaign raised money to ensure the charity could redistribute the in-date, good quality surplus food (that would otherwise go to waste) to over 100 holiday clubs and projects, preventing children across the city from going hungry over the summer holiday period.

Our CEO here at FareShare South West, Julian Mines, says: “When school stops, so do the free school meals many receive. For some Bristol families, the six-week break can be a challenging time as increased food needs, childcare and activity costs become an additional strain. With our #ActiveAteBristol campaign, we’ve not only raised awareness of this issue, but thanks to the generous support from the public, partner restaurants and cafes, our incredible volunteering team and working with Feeding Bristol, we have also managed to distribute our food for quadruple the number of meals than we had anticipated, providing food for in excess of 70,000 meals.

£10,000 was an ambitious target for our small charity and we’re over the moon that we’ve achieved that number. It has enabled huge impact this summer and will continue to support the vast work we do throughout the year.”

The #ActiveAteBristol campaign saw a host of Bristol cafes and restaurants serve ‘green colour inspired’ dishes with percentage going to the charity, along with one off sell-out foodie events.

Thank you to everyone who worked incredibly hard this summer to do more than ever before to tackle holiday hunger. We are very proud of what we have achieved together and have big plans to expand our work to tackle child hunger in our communities year-round.

The food waste hierarchy calls for food to feed people first

Food companies are legally obliged to use food to feed people before sending to anaerobic digestion or for animal feed. We help them use their surplus to feed people first.

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