FareShare Cymru was established in 2010 and began delivering food in July 2011. By using quality, in date surplus food which would otherwise have gone to waste, we turn an environmental problem into a social solution. We are one of a network of 21 similar centres located across the UK who all work to fight the same issues: food waste and hunger.
In Wales circa 400,000 tonnes of food are wasted each year. If only 1% of that is edible it is enough to contribute to over 9 million meals. This is at a time when almost a quarter of the Welsh population are living in poverty and people are struggling to access good, nutritious food and regularly go hungry. We want to see that wasted food put to good use by distributing it to disadvantaged people across Wales. Here’s how we do it: