FareShare urgently seeking charities in Lincoln

FareShare are seeking charities and not-for-profit organisations in Lincoln that have a need for free food. The food comes directly from local Tesco Express stores in the city.

The food offered:

  • usually comprises breads, pastries, fruit, vegetables and canned items;
  • has to be collected from the store of your choice (within the options FareShare have) on a designated day (and time);
  • is classified as surplus food or is near its ‘use-by’ date.

FareShare also offer chilled food and meat products – which are used by organisations to cook meals, providing the recipient organisations have the usual EH and food hygiene credentials.

They do allow a fee to be charged for the food they provide – but the key is the “not for profit” element. So they usually insist on a limit of £4 for a meal that is made from the ingredients provided, and lesser amounts for individual breads, pastries, fruit, etc.


There really are no catches to the scheme – other than ensuring the organisations invited to take part are not-for-profit.

All participating organisations will need to sign a simple Agreement. They can opt out whenever they like, there are no tie-ins – and no cash whatsoever is involved!

For more information, contact Tony Yorke Project Executive Coordinator – Nottinghamshire on 07572 228271 or by emailing tony.yorke@fareshare.org.uk Tony is looking for a quick response from organisations, so please be in touch before 31 May 2017.