FareShare FoodCloud is an exciting new project designed to connect charities and community groups to surplus food, and it's here in Edinburgh, before spreading nationwide across the UK. Find out more here.
Connecting charities with local stores to unlock free surplus food
We’re excited that FareShare FoodCloud, a solution designed to connect charities and community groups to surplus food at local stores, is coming to Edinburgh. This new service will launch on 15 February in Tesco stores across the city centre, providing free food for charities that use it as part of their support to vulnerable people.
If you are a charity or community group interested in finding out more, complete the registration form on the FareShare website or contact Lynne Collie, FareShare FoodCloud Regional Assistant for Central & South East Scotland, on Tel: 0131 554 3900 or by email.
FareShare FoodCloud is a store level solution offered by FareShare, the UK food redistribution charity, and makes use of technology developed by FoodCloud, the Irish social enterprise.
Cyrenians run the existing FareShare service for Central and South East Scotland. FareShare FoodCloud is a complementary service to FareShare’s wider work in unlocking surplus food and redistributing it to charities and community groups working with vulnerable people across the UK.
How does it work?
- Tesco stores estimates of their good quality unsold food to the FareShare FoodCloud app.
- A local charity or community group receives a text telling them about the available food.
- The charity picks up the food they can use and turns into meals for people in need.
FareShare FoodCloud uses simple technology and you only need to be able to send and receive text messages to take part.
Can my organisation receive food?
In order to receive food, your organisation needs to be equipped to receive, store, prepare and serve foods safely. Charities and community groups will be visited by FareShare to make sure that they use the food in accordance with food safety and handling guidelines.
What other ways can I receive food from FareShare?
Become a FareShare member and you will receive regular and reliable orders of fresh food and store cupboard staples from FareShare Central and South East Scotland, run by the Cyrenians. Find out more at https://cyrenians.scot/community-and-food/good-food/fareshare.