Jeremy Quin, MP for Horsham, recently met Dan the Chief Executive of FareShare Sussex to hear about their work in the community.
FareShare Sussex is part of FareShare, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, which aims to tackle the environmental issue of food waste and redirect it for social good.
FareShare Sussex estimates that of the three million tonnes of food thrown away every year, two million of it is perfectly edible. Food waste in the UK account for 6-7% of total greenhouse gas emissions.
FareShare Sussex works directly with farmers and food retailers to prevent perfectly edible food from being wasted and redirected to charities and community groups supporting the most vulnerable in society.
Jeremy said “It was great to meet Dan from FareShare Sussex to hear about the fantastic work they are doing both in Horsham and across the county.
Within Horsham we have the great Horsham Community Fridge who work brilliantly on a local level to prevent food waste.
FareShare Sussex work "upstream" directly with farmers and food retailers to try and reduce food waste at source and its environmental impact. As well as redistributing food items, FareShare Sussex are looking to turn items into meals to share with local charities.
I am pleased that five charities within Horsham benefit from FareShare Sussex’s hard work.”
Photo Credit: Jeremy with Dan, the Chief Executive of FareShare Sussex