Sort, load and help deliver food to the front-line from Deptford

4.67 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 volunteer reviews)

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Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)

Up to 4 volunteers needed

"I was taken aback by the sheer scale of the operation as well as the desperate need of those charities and organisation supported by Fareshare," Chris Hook

Who will I help?

Did you know that 3.9 million tonnes of food is thrown out each year by the UK’s food industry? That is the equivalent of 120 loaves of bread, 60 bags of pasta or 144 tins of baked beans for every person.

FareShare redistributes fresh-food – otherwise wasted – to front-line services supporting the 5.8 million people living in poverty.

They sort the food, load it onto vans and drive it out to charities such as Deptford Reach and Glassdoor, amongst many others.

How will I help?

Volunteer at Fareshare to distribute two tons of food each day, food that otherwise would be wasted, to people in great need.

You may find yourself helping out with:

• Sorting & cataloguing food products
• Preparing items for delivery
• Assisting drivers with their deliveries

You’ll be exhausted by the end of the day, but will feel incredibly satisfied that you helped to redirect resources, redress an imbalance and prevent waste.

9 reviews for FareShare

  1. 5 out of 5

    It was a great experience to volunteer at Fareshare. It is amazing to have the opportunity to help out this group of people that provide for so many. It was very rewarding seeing how many people can be helped out in one day. Besides sorting and cataloguing food, we had the opportunity to help delivering the food to different projects across London. Being able to see all the different kinds of people in need made me more aware of the different challenges that different people face daily.

  2. 4 out of 5

    The initial picking process is one where volunteers could be most useful: if we were shown and/or guided-through the process once then it would be possible to give a number of orders to the volunteer teams and let them pull it all together.

  3. 5 out of 5

    We didn’t know how many people would actually donate, we were in an area where not a lot of people spoke English and we got lots of confused looks. However, we were completely surprised by people’s generosity and really enjoyed speaking to those people who did come up and speak to us. We collected over 350 items (yes we kept a rough count as long as we could) and hope we can collect more next time we volunteer!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Fareshare is a very inspiring place to work – full of people who work incredibly hard for such a good cause. I was taken a back by the sheer volume of food they deal with and the scale of the operation as well as the desperate need of those charities and organisation supported by Fareshare. I was instantly welcomed into the team and felt I could contribute straight away. Thank you particularly to James and Jerry for helping with that. If I were to go back for multiple days in the future I’d be keen to also understand a bit more about how the Charity is run and operates away from the warehouse floor. All in all an excellent and enlightening experience.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Was a great day, very nice people to work with. One downside, it would have been great to go out in the van to see the food being delivered. It felt otherwise a little like we missed a whole crucial aspect of the charity’s work.

  6. 5 out of 5

    A big thank you to all of the other volunteers on the day – I had an amazing day and learnt so much along the way

  7. 4 out of 5

    I very much enjoyed the experience and felt the charity was well run, organised and provided me with valuable background on what they are trying to achieve. It was a long and exhausting day but I would do it again.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Great charity to volunteer with – they do amazing work.

  9. 5 out of 5

    I had such a great day at FareShare! Lovely people who are really making the difference. Well done for such a great work in helping others!

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