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Join the fight against food poverty

We’ve been supporting local communities on the issues that matter most for over a century – it’s part of what we do. One particularly important issue many people are facing, especially in recent times, is food poverty.

Sadly, around 8.4 million people in the UK struggle to afford to eat. * But at the same time, the UK has a yearly food surplus that’s equivalent to around 1.3 billion meals. **

Our partnership with fareshare

We passionately believe nobody should go hungry. That’s why in March 2021, the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust donated £150,000 to FareShare to support their fight against food poverty. FareShare is the UK’s biggest food redistribution charity. They help fight food poverty by collecting surplus food from a range of farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to get food onto the plates of people who need it most, via charities across the UK. FareShare makes a huge difference in reducing food waste and feeding people in need.

Supporting charities in challenging times

Diverting your surplus food to frontline charities is easier than you think. Your business could be eligible for funding to help you reduce your food waste. FareShare’s ‘surplus with purpose’ fund contributes to the cost of harvest or transporting surplus food. What’s more, FareShare can help your business identify surplus food that could be redirected to charities.

Join over 500 other food businesses fight food poverty

For more information on donating surplus food and whether your business is eligible for funding, please visit Fareshare or contact your local NFU Mutual agency.

* Source: FAO UN, Voices of the Hungry, 2016
** Source: Action on food waste | WRAP