May 31, 2014 by socialaction2014
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Mark Varney, food director of Fareshare, talks to Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi about food poverty in Britain. His charity FareShare works with over 1,000 charities in the UK to ensure that food which is fine to eat but would not be sold due to things such as packaging or production errors, delisting, and over-forecasting sales is supplied to some of the 5 million people in the UK who are hungry. They save a charity on average £13,000 a year which they can then invest in helping the people they work with. And they have expansion plans — they distributed 4,200 tonnes of food last year, but estimate that 300,000-400,000 tonnes of food is available.