We are delighted to announce the opening of our Plymouth warehouse!
After four years’ planning, the new Plymouth warehouse is being opened to help tackle food poverty in the area.
We hope the Plymouth warehouse, which will have the capacity to deliver food for 1 million meals per year, will not only help stop people going hungry at this tough time, but also enable communities to be more resilient long term.
Due to the extensive network at FareShare UK, we can bring large quantities of surplus food to local charities that the area would not otherwise have access to, coming from over 700 food suppliers across the UK. Alongside this, we can unlock currently untapped surplus food from food companies in Devon and Cornwall, who until now had few options for their wholesale surplus.
Shelley Wright, Head of Region for Devon and Cornwall, said,
“We are excited to open this Plymouth warehouse and use it to support and bolster existing food charities across the region. Over the past four years, this has been a real community effort, collaborating with local charities and food companies to unlock a new supply of affordable food.
To reach the most people possible, we need to have all parts of the operations running. So, we are looking for volunteers who would like to help in the warehouse and drive vans, as well as local food companies who would like to partner with us to reduce waste while helping the local community.”
Lindsay Boswell, CEO, FareShare UK said:
“We’re very proud to be supporting local communities by working alongside frontline organisations in Devon and Cornwall. The new Plymouth warehouse will allow us to create relationships with new suppliers and get good-to-
eat surplus from the food industry onto people’s plates, tackling food insecurity and the
unnecessary wasting of good food.”
To run this major new operation, we need food, volunteers and donations. We would love to talk to people in the community who want to hear more about ways they can be part of the operation or partner with us as a local charity. Get in touch to find out more.