FareShare Scotland

We are delighted to announce that we have once again appointed FareShare Scotland as our charity of the year and made a commitment to donate 2% of our annual net profits to support the charity.

In 2017 we raised over £15,000 for the charity allowing them further support and  deliver more food to vulnerable people.

FareShare Scotland collects good quality, in date surplus food from retailers and producers and redistributes it to more than 476 frontline charities and community groups, to improve the life chances of vulnerable people in Scotland. This food is transformed into nutritious meals for places such as homeless shelters, women’s refuges and breakfast clubs for disadvantaged children.

The charity is now reaching an average of 38,590 people per week. There are four regional centres across Scotland in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen. Each of these centres is run with a regionally based delivery partner with the depot providing a centre for working with young people or support volunteers. The delivery partners also offer additional assistance in the form of employability training, mentoring and emotional support. In 2017, FareShare supported 6,273 frontline charities providing 28.6 million meals across the UK.

With over 90 staff across our four offices in Scotland, we make an annual commitment to charity. The decision to appoint FareShare Scotland further underlines our commitment to support good causes in local communities.

Edward Bruce, CEO of Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers, said: “Our teams raise thousands of pounds for charity every year.   We aim to focus our fundraising efforts on one dedicated charity. There are people and families in our communities who are literally going hungry and the reality is that there are incredible levels of wastage with food products.

Gillian Kynoch of FareShare commented "FareShare in Scotland is enormously grateful to Bruce Stevenson and their staff for their very generous support and effort on our behalf. We are experiencing ever-increasing demand from charities across Scotland. These front-line charities and community groups provide a safety net for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Last year we redistributed nearly 2000 tonnes of surplus food; providing 4 million meals in Scotland. We hope to invest this funding into additional chiller and freezer capacity to help us redistribute even more food in 2018."

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