FareShare West Midlands

23rd January 2015

As a member of Nechells POD CIC St Clement’s is involved in the  FareShare project.

What is the FareShare Project?

Supermarkets who have surplus food donate these items to FareShare who then redistribute them to charities and community groups.

Every Tuesday, and sometimes on other days of the week, food is delivered toThe POD at 28 Oliver Street.  The available food can include vegetables, tinned foods, dairy products, desserts, ready meals, soups and sandwiches. 

We want to give the name and telephone numbers of families who would benefit from this project to the staff at The POD who will phone families in rotation to offer food.  If you are sometimes struggling to make ends meet then you could benefit from this scheme.

What do you need to do?

You need to complete a short form available from the office.  Once you have agreed to us putting your name forward you may get a phone call from a member of staff from The POD.  You need to take two carrier bags to The POD to pick up food on the same day.  There can be no guarantees about what sort of food is available, it depends on what is surplus in the supermarkets;  it is all good quality but with a short sell by date.

What is the cost?

There is no cost to families.  The school and The POD have contributed funds and staff time to make sure we can be a part of the FareShare Project.

Any more questions?

If you want to find out more about the Fare Share Project please see Mrs Dowling or Mrs Sidhu. 

Do not be nervous about coming forward:  We have paid into this scheme for the benefit of St Clement’s families so we need to make use of it!