5 million hungry in Britain may have hope from a new charity

Leave a comment

May 31, 2014 by socialaction2014

Watch the full episode here: http://bit.ly/1jGDXVq

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: