We believe that no good food should go to waste
We redistribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals.
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FareShare NI is part of the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors and the largest food redistribution organisation in Northern Ireland.

We take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to 164 frontline charities and community groups every week.

The food we redistribute is nutritious and good to eat. It reaches charities across Northern Ireland including school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters, and community cafes.

Every week we provide enough food to create almost 40,000 meals for vulnerable people.

FareShare NI is part of the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors and the largest food redistribution organisation in Northern Ireland.

We take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to 164 frontline charities and community groups every week.

674 tonnes

This was 16% lower than the amount of food redistributed across Northern Ireland in 2020-21, which was a record breaking year.

1.6 million meals

This reflects a decrease of 16% on the previous year but still reflects the high demand for surplus food.

179 groups

We supported more groups across Northern Ireland than ever before. A 9% increase on 2020-21.

33,340 beneficiaries

Recruiting more groups to register for our food redistribution service meant a 14% increase in the number of beneficiaries we supported every week compared to the previous year.

58 volunteers

Over the course of the year we engaged 58 volunteers. This provided us with a total of 14,803 hours, an average of 1,234 volunteer hours per month.

192 tonnes fruit
& veg

24% of all food distributed was fruit and vegetables. Offering improved nutrition to the most vulnerable.

273 tonnes of protein

Protein accounted for 34% of food distributed. Often the most expensive food group and in high demand from our community food members.

78 tonnes of dairy

Dairy products such as cheese, milk, yogurt were just under 10% of food distributed. These items are popular among school breakfast/after schools clubs.

Breakdown

Chilled 31%
Ambient 66%
Frozen 3%

Figures for April 2021 – March 2022

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