FareShare Cymru works to fight food poverty by tackling food waste. We take surplus edible food from the food and drink industry (food that would otherwise be wasted) and redistribute it to organisations in Wales that feed people in need, turning an environmental problem into a social solution.
We run a regional centre on the outskirts of Cardiff. This is where we take in surplus edible food from the food and drink industry and where it is sorted, stored and entered onto our system. We work to the guidelines and HACCP system that has been laid out by FareShare UK in order to ensure food safety at all times. We are regularly audited internally and externally to ensure compliance.
At the regional centre, our volunteers make up the food orders for the third sector organisations that we support, our Community Food Members (CFMs). The food is then redistributed to our CFMs throughout South Wales.
Membership is open to third sector organisations that are situated within our area of operation that utilise food for community benefit. CFMs are of varying size and nature, but all will be using the food to support people in their area.