Charity says thank you to ‘incredible’ food-hero helpers
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
FareShare operations manager Craig Brown