As our emergency winter operation FoodStock 2020 comes to an end, Julian our CEO, reflects on the return to a surplus only food provision model
“Here at FareShare South West we’re at a turning point in our operations since the pandemic began. Much of the temporary infrastructure we have been using to scale up our operation to react to the crisis is set to conclude. This includes DEFRA funded food, which meant we were able to get more food than ever out to those in need in our region.
With that, we are returning to our sustainable long-term model of surplus only food redistribution – something that continued in addition to the emergency food we delivered during the past 12 months. The health crisis might be abating here in the UK for now, but hunger is not.
We’re determined to source as much surplus food as possible so that we can continue to feed those who need it most as well as reducing food waste. Food waste is a significant environmental issue and one where we feel our work can be a part of the solution.
A spirit of determination remains high as we move into Spring so we’re confident that with the help of our key partners and support from the region, we can ensure our surplus model works at scale to feed all those who need it.”
In order to access more surplus food on a big scale, and we cannot do this without regular donations. Support us today to help us continue to provide schools, charities and community groups with quality surplus food.