Little Miracles CEN are delighted to have teamed up with Tesco Fulbourn and Tesco Ely on the Fareshare programme to help tackle hunger and food waste. Fareshare has been working with leading organisations in the food sector for over 20 years to rescue food for frontline charities, helping also to change lives of vulnerable people amongst an array of services. The surplus food that we work with Tesco on each week is utilised within the sessions we hold for the children we support and also for supporting vulnerable families. Little Miracles CEN and Tesco Fulbourn and Ely are also committed to working together on a number of projects that benefit the local community.
Fareshare presently handles approximately 3% of the surplus food in the UK. From the 1.9million tonnes of food wasted in the UK each year it is estimated that 270,000 tonnes could be redistributed. This is the equivalent of at least 650 million meals for people in need. Last year FareShare redistributed enough food for 21.9 million meals. The majority of this food is fresh, such as fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products.
Justin Heron, Operations Manager at Little Miracles CEN said; “Working with Tesco and Fareshare in this way is a major benefit to the local community in so many ways and a relationship that we expect to continue to evolve over time to maximise its effect. The community has always been very kind and supportive of the work that we do with children and vulnerable people so it’s a strong natural match for us. We are also very committed to helping give back to that same community that helps us so much wherever we can and this is a very good way of doing so, helping also tackle a much wider problem. We would really like to thank all the teams at Tesco Fulbourn and Tesco Ely for the way in which they have worked with us so far and also for their consideration in on going projects too that benefit the community.”