If you run a food bank, charity or a community group that provides food to people who are experiencing food insecurity, you have come to the right page!
As part of the FareShare scheme, we redistribute perfectly good, in-date surplus food from the food industry to Community Food Members (CFMs), who are frontline charities and community groups supporting people experiencing food insecurity. We are always looking for new organisations who want to become CFMs and join the FareShare network, so if you are interested, keep reading and get in touch with us!
What will happen when you become a Community Food Member
When you become a Community Food Member (sometimes acronymised to CFM), you will be linked with your local Regional Centre, CFINE. We will manage your membership, provide the food to you, and assist you during your CFM journey. If you choose a membership option which enables you to pick your own delivery, we will also help you with your order and answer any food-related questions that may arise.
The food that you will receive will be within its use-by or best before date. We follow stringent policies and procedures for storage and transportation to meet all food safety legislations. Food becomes surplus for a variety of reasons, such as coding or cosmetic imperfections which will not affect food quality. The types of food you will receive can vary from week to week, however, higher tier members can choose from the products that are in stock.
FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and tackling food waste. CFINE operates FareShare across the North of Scotland in 7 local: Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Highlands, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland.
Together, we delivered 784 tonnes of food, equivalent to over 1.8 million meals, to individuals and third sector organisations supporting vulnerable people across the north of Scotland between March-September 2020.