FareShare North East in need of pandemic assistance

Food donations and volunteers are needed to help deliver food to those who are most vulnerable.

Rebecca Johnson
26th March 2020
Image: FareShare Birth East on Facebook
As the Coronavirus situation worsens across the country, FareShare North East are asking for volunteers to help get out into the community to deliver food to the most vulnerable of people in the region.

FareShare is the UK's largest food charity that redistributes food that would otherwise go to waste to charities and community groups that support vulnerable people.

Volunteer drivers are needed to ensure the donations can reach those groups most vulnerable.
Image: FareShare North East on Facebook

Food has been in short supply as people continue to stockpile and panic buy due to the Coronavirus. Pictures from across the country have shown empty shelves of toilet roll and pasta in particular, as well as images of the elderly struggling to get the items they need. This has led to concerns about how those most vulnerable in the community will be able to access the essential food that they need.

Based in Westerhope, the North East branch of the group is asking for food donations and volunteers to help deliver food to those who are most vulnerable. Because of self-isolation, FareShare faces increased demand for both supplies and volunteers.

Fareshare is expecting that there will be an increase in demand for their services as people are affected by closures, disruptions and self-isolation. The group are asking for the following:

  • Food donations in whatever form from the general public that can be sent to vulnerable people in food parcels.
  • Donations from the public to help expand their emergency operations on their JustGiving page.
  • Healthy volunteers who are willing to travel to sign up as either a warehouse assistant or a driver.

Featured image: FareShare North East on Facebook

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