FareShare, the UK's largest charity fighting hunger and food waste, is a charity close to our heart at Rejuvenation Water.
A key part of FareShare's work is to distribute surplus and donated food and drinks throughout the U.K. to over 11,000 food banks and charities. This includes school breakfast clubs, community centres and homeless shelters. With the onset of Coronavirus, their services were stretched significantly but, with the likes of Marcus Rashford helping with their campaigning, at the peak of the pandemic, FareShare distributed 3 million meals in a single week to those who needed it the most.
With lockdowns easing, in a lot of ways, we are not out of the woods yet. There will be a long-lasting impact on society, especially among the most vulnerable. The social and economic implications are yet to be fully realised meaning the pressure on FareShare and the corresponding charities will not ease anytime soon.
Rejuvenation Water have supported FareShare for over 3 years with our Christmas campaigns and have donated over £35,000 of stock during this time. With the magnitude of challenge that lies ahead for FareShare, we wanted to do more to help.
Our New Partnership
So, we are delighted to announce our donation commitment to FareShare. For every online order on rejuvenationwater.com, we will donate 50p to FareShare. Regardless of the size of your order, whether it's a single box of our Health Pods or our Hydration Bundle, we will donate 50p.
What will your 50p contribute towards?
50p enables FareShare to distribute two meals to those who need it the most. With two thirds of people using FareShares services being children and families, your 50p will make a meaningful difference.
Over the next year, we are aiming to enable FareShare to distribute the equivalent of 20,000 meals. You can keep a track of our progress with our donation ticker on our home page or any product page. With each order, you can see the donations and meals provided increase.
Facts about FareShare
- FareShare provides food to 11,000 charities and community groups in all four nations across the UK – including school breakfast clubs, community centres, homeless shelters and food banks.
- FareShare provide the equivalent of 2 million meals a week for people who might not otherwise eat.
- Two thirds of people accessing FareShare food are children and families
- Year on year, FareShare have doubled the food we’re providing to people in need each week from 1 million to 2 million.
- At the peak of the crisis, FareShare was distributing enough food for over 3 million meals a week.
- In the first month of the lockdown in April, FareShare saw triple the average number of charities each month apply to receive food from them.
- 90% of the charities that FareShare serve say that demand will remain the same as crisis levels or increase this winter.
- FareShare's existing charity members are also requesting more food as the need for their services are increasingly stretched.
- Many of the charities that FareShare supports usually provide communal meals - which have been forced to close in the event of a lockdown
- In order to ensure the vulnerable do not fall through the gap, FareShare and the charities they serve have evolved to a food parcel model. These parcels are delivered to or collected by people in need.
- 11 of FareShare's Regional Centres have taken on additional warehouse space to store and distribute increasing volumes of food from.
Fareshare are always looking for volunteers to assist with their mission. If you're interested in assisting, roles are available nationwide. Click here for more details.
If you're a food/drink brand, FareShare are also always looking for food and drink donations. If you'd like to assist, please see Give Food or get in touch with the Rejuvenation Water team who'd be happy to assist with introductions.