Friday - June 16, 2023 10:55 am     

"Demand for the services and food that FareShare supplies is at unprecedented levels, higher than we have ever seen before. We have hundreds of organisations on the waiting list to join our service, but the reality is the food just isn't there."

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Tuesday - June 6, 2023 10:17 am     

"I really see the benefit of FareShare’s help across communities and it makes me proud to be a volunteer."

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Monday - June 5, 2023 4:00 pm     

In honour of Volunteers' Week (1st to 7th June), at FareShare Midlands we want to celebrate our volunteers’ incredible impact on our mission to maximise the social value of surplus food. Their hard work and dedication not only make a tangible difference in our community, but also inspire others to join us to fight hunger, tackle waste and create opportunities.

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Tuesday - May 30, 2023 11:17 am     

We are aware of the immense pressures on the local charities and community organisations that we support. We understand that many of you are facing particularly challenging times, when the number of people coming to you for help is rising. We know that many of you are concerned about the current food situation and, while we can’t see into the future, we can keep you as informed as possible and reassure you that FareShare Midlands and FareShare UK are doing all that we can to navigate this crisis.

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Friday - May 19, 2023 1:50 pm     

Our volunteer warehouse assistants provide priceless support with helping to sort and store food in our warehouses.

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Friday - May 19, 2023 10:28 am     

Follow the journey of surplus food from one of FareShare's food partners, Gousto, through FareShare Midlands Regional Centre and then out to some of the charities and community groups who get it to people in need.

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Friday - May 19, 2023 9:17 am     

Our drivers are the vital link between us and our charity members. As a driver you will drop off the weekly orders of food at local charities and collect surplus from food businesses with the help of a driver's assistant.

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Monday - May 15, 2023 2:58 pm     

Last year FareShare Midlands redistributed almost 6,000 tonnes of good-to-eat surplus food – that’s the equivalent of approximately 1,000 elephants! Clearly, not all of this is simply what you might find in the “reduced to clear” area in your local supermarket. Surplus food is, put simply, food that is surplus to requirement – and can be found at any stage of the food production chain, including: farms and growers, production and manufacturers, supermarkets and grocery stores, and hospitality and event providers.

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Thursday - May 4, 2023 4:22 pm     

Simone Connolly recently spoke to Feron Jayawardene from Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce about her journey from volunteer to Chief Executive, and the difficulties facing the charity

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Volunteer Vacancies | FareShare Midlands - Fighting hunger, tackling food waste in the UK

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Become a Volunteer

We are always looking for passionate people to join us volunteers and help with our vital work. We have the following opportunities available: 

  • Delivery drivers
  • Warehouse assistants
  • Communications assistants

If you have some spare time, and you would to make a difference to the lives of thousands of vulnerable people throughout the Midlands, join us and get our good-to-eat surplus food to where it's truly needed. We offer a fun and friendly environment where you can gain valuable experience, make a difference in your community, and meet like-minded people. Roles are available in our redistribution depots in Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham. 

Our volunteer opportunities are unpaid, but in return for your support we offer travel expenses and food you can take home at the end of your shift. We will also provide you with appropriate training and supply items needed to carry out your duties (such as protective footwear).

To apply for a role, please fill out the online application form. For an alternative format, please contact our Volunteer Team at volunteer@faresharemidlands.org.uk or call 07398 096 934.

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