FareShare Yorkshire helps vital frontline organisations across Yorkshire to feed 15,000 vulnerable, malnourished or disadvantaged people each week by diverting hundreds of tonnes of surplus food. These quality, in-date goods would otherwise be burned, fed to animals, or rot in landfill sites. FareShare's volunteers use this food to supply 190 charitable organisations who turn it into 1.5 million meals each year.
FareShare is working with the John Lewis Foundation to help 36 people who are desperate for work to transform their outlook and drastically improve their employability. By mentoring each person and assisting them to gain two forklift truck permits, on-the-job training, and relevant experience, the multi-award winning charity is equipping them with the tools they need to overcome barriers that have held them back for many years.
Funding from the John Lewis Foundation will allow 36 disadvantaged individuals to gain real qualifications and move into meaningful employment locally, enabling them to become independent, self-supporting, and confident.