Asda have always been huge supporters of FareShare. Over the past few years they have funded several driver jobs at FareShare Hull and provided us with a new van (photo attached).
The National Lottery Community Fund have funded 3 full time employees at FareShare Hull. They have also funded the website and a huge amount of PPE for staff and volunteers.
The European Social Fund recently funded our Get Into Warehousing project which aims to provide support to volunteers who would like to find employment within the warehousing and logistics sector..
In 2020 East Riding Voluntary Service provided us with the BREXIT fund, which allowed us to support 10 organisations within the East Riding of Yorkshire with a free 1-year membership.
WRAP Fund provided us with additional warehouse units during COVID so we could expand our service. They also funded two additional warehouse team members and a driver.
Co-Op supported FareShare throughout the pandemic by supplying us with additional long life ambient to support our members, and by providing funding which allowed us to set up temporary free memberships during lockdown for smaller organisations across the region who were running food banks.
Hull City Council have shared FareShare’s vision since the onset and have supported us financially with running our operations. We worked alongside them during Lockdown to deliver food to their Community Hubs, and we deliver food weekly to the childrens centres across the city.
We have a great relationship with the Healthy Lifestyles team in Hull, who often use our food to promote healthy eating to the families that they support. We also supply food for the Healthy Holidays programme that is run each summer for children who may face food poverty when they aren’t receiving a free school meal.
FareShare are a part of the Hull Food Partnership which is run by Rooted in Hull.
The Post Code Lottery funded another of the FareShare vans, which has allowed us to reach more vulnerable people facing food poverty.
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