Char­ity says thank you to ‘in­cred­i­ble’ food-hero helpers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News - By Ge­or­gia Woolf

FareShare is host­ing a special event at its re­gional centre in Ash­ford to­day (Thurs­day) to cel­e­brate three years of op­er­a­tions in the county.

The na­tional food waste and poverty char­ity be­gan oper­at­ing in Kent in 2014, and since then two mil­lion vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple have been sup­ported across the county.

The non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion works along­side 20 food sup­pli­ers in Kent to dis­trib­ute qual­ity, sur­plus food to char­i­ties, in­clud­ing home­less shel­ters and do­mes­tic abuse refuges.

In June this year, it was awarded the KEiBA Busi­ness Com­mit­ment to the Com­mu­nity award to honour its ef­forts in tack­ling food waste and poverty.

Craig Brown, op­er­a­tions man- ager at FareShare Kent, said: “This is a fan­tas­tic time for FareShare Kent to re­flect upon all that we’ve achieved in the last few years.

“We have been sup­ported by more than 175 in­cred­i­ble vol­un­teers over the last three years, and none of what we do would be pos­si­ble with­out them.

“This event is very much a cel­e­bra­tion of their hard work – they’re our ‘food he­roes’.

“We are now look­ing to grow to meet the needs of vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties in Kent by call­ing on more char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups to sign up for goodqual­ity sur­plus food.”

To find out more about be­com­ing a vol­un­teer, visit www.fareshare.org.uk/vol­un­teer­ing

Pic­ture: FareShare

FareShare op­er­a­tions man­ager Craig Brown

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