With the Surplus Supper Club in demand across a wide range of this year’s biggest summer festivals, we can probably safely say that our guests enjoy our food.

Are you coming to this year’s Bestival? If so, why not enter our new competition where you and a plus one can enjoy a delicious meal with our catering arm today? All you have to do is complete this challenge and email us with your solutions.

Desert Island Disco is this year’s theme. Imagine you are marooned on a desert island. You come across the following materials.  What would you build with them?

5 metres of string, one ore, 5 tin cans, a sail, 2 lorry tires and a steering wheel. You have to use all the items and can use any natural materials – but remember you have no tools!SSC Food

Email [email protected] with your answers. Deadline is the 31st August at 5pm - so don’t hang around! We’ll email the winner with most creative and practical construction, so it’s time to get those creative juices flowing.

Good luck!

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FareShare Grows its Support

August 18, 2014

The great work that FareShare South West has benefitted communities across the region has blossomed in the last year and more organisations are receiving more of the redistributed food than ever before. Slowly but surely, the number of organisations that regularly receive food from us has doubled, and the current grand total is now 129. […]

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FareShare gets Volunteers on the Career Ladder

August 14, 2014

At FareShare HQ in Bristol, we like to pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive number of volunteers supporting the work we do every day. One such example comes through the success in which we help the people who want to gain all-important skills for jobs and move onto employment as a result of […]

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Press Release: FareShare Takes Waste Fight to Womad Festival

August 4, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1st August 2014 FareShare Takes Waste Fight to Womad Festival 26-27th July 2014, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire With festival season still in full swing, FareShare South West continued it campaign to prevent food waste that take place at the end of the festival by the food trader. Womad Festival gave access on […]

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FareShare goes to school

November 7, 2012

Earlier this year we introduced our new education programme, run by Matt Roberts. Since then, Matt’s been busy getting the project underway and scoping out its development. Making contacts with local Bristol schools has been key to kicking it all off, and what better time to introduce them to FareShare than Harvest Festival? The children […]

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Amy Pulls it Off!

July 3, 2012

A few years ago the delightful Amy bounced through our door after passing it several times when visiting a local electrical distributor.  (Volunteers come to us in very different ways).  Amy got stuck in straight away, became very popular and was always on hand to help out, nothing ever a problem and never fazed by […]

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Press Release and Support Material

May 8, 2012

Press Release: THERE IS SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH! FareShare South West and Feeding the 5000  highlight food waste and food poverty    12th May 2012, 1.00pm – 5.00pm, College Green, Bristol   Like anything that’s become a “West End” hit the next stop after London is the West Country and Feeding the 5000 is no exception. […]

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Feeding the 5000 Bristol

March 17, 2012

4,187 FED, WITH LOAVES AND CURRY DISHES.   The weather was amazing, the wonky vegetable curry left us begging for more, but our souls were soothed by the sweet sounds of some amazing musicians and Bristol – you did us proud.  Thank you, thank you 5000 times! Last Saturday, FareShare South West put Feeding the […]

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Food Waste Bill Launches at Parliament

March 14, 2012

At a launch event in parliament yesterday, Kerry McCarthy, MP for Bristol East, presented the case for her new Food Waste Bill. This was the first step in her campaign to put into law the principle that whilst there are hungry people in the UK, it is ethically corrupt that edible food be thrown into […]

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Matt’s our Man!

February 2, 2012

We are very excited to announce the arrival of Matt Roberts who has come on board to develop our student project, FareFuture.  Matt, who recently resigned from his job, devised the project to deliver some much needed support in terms of lobbying, fund raising and publicity from the South West’s young people.  Matt then took […]

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1 Million Meal Appeal

December 2, 2011

On 26th November, Sainsbury’s customers helped feed those in need. We’re delighted to reveal that the Million Meal Appeal has been a success. The generosity of Sainsbury’s customers has been overwhelming and with Sainsbury’s matching their customers, FareShare can provide a staggering 1.2 million meals for vulnerable people.  This equated to 39 pallets of food in […]

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Princess and the ‘Value’ Peas

November 24, 2011

Years ago, when I was at School I had a home economics homework to feed a family of four, for a week on £20.  Although giving away my age – I am proud to say, that whilst I didn’t have a clue my Mother was able to do it, not only that, but she was […]

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October 24, 2011
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Hub and Spoke – making the world go round.

October 10, 2011

Last week saw the inception of Hub and Spoke, the brain-child of the Director of FareShare South West, at the St Jude’s Depot. Representatives of interested community projects joined us along with some FareShare South West old hands in the guise of our amazing volunteers, Alan of Wild Goose fame and our newest board of […]

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You Raise me Up

September 23, 2011

A massive round of applause rang out yesterday at the FSSW depot in Bristol, as Trevor, Nassur, Nick and Paul were awarded their Fork Lift Truck drivers licence by FSSW Director Jacqui Reeves. The fantastic four have been working hard over the last month under the steady hand (and beady eye) of Pete Wright, our Operations Manager […]

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FareShare SW round ‘em up at Shambala

September 14, 2011

At Shambala it’s usually the acts and bands playing to sell out audiences – but we’re thrilled to say that FareShare Southwest also sold out on Saturday night for our Landfill feast. With the team fully frocked up as Cowboys and Indians – our diners were treated to such heavenly delights as Andalusian Chicken and […]

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The Landfill Café at SHAMBALA 2011

August 4, 2011

The first thing that went through my mind was – Why haven’t I got a ticket? Fareshare South West are delighted to announce we’re popping our Shambala cherry this year, launching the Landfill Café at this years festival.  Happily wedged in amongst the four-day mayhem of “far too many things”, we will be serving delicious […]

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Sainsbury’s Meal Appeal – and then some!

August 4, 2011

The kindness of strangers never ceases to amaze me:  From the 8th to 10th July 2011, Sainsburys (one of FareShare’s largest and long term supporters) went the extra mile with their “Meal Appeal” campaign: At 19 depots, 890 stores countrywide and online; staff, customers and volunteers alike organized, promoted, donated and broadcast the same message:  […]

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“Lift the Lid”

February 7, 2011

A fantastic set of events in collaboration with Young Bristol took place in February. The first event was an open evening at FareShare Warehouse lifting the lid on the amount and type of food we receive with fabulous food cooked by the award winning Thali Cafe, a yurt in the warehouse and attendees of over […]

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Thali Café and Fareshare South West excited to be working together!

December 1, 2010

  Council Leader Barbara Janke dropped in to the city’s first ever food champion Sid Sharma of the Thali Café in Easton on Tuesday 23rd November to congratulate them on their latest national food award.  The Thali Café was recently voted Best Cheap Eat in the UK by the Observer newspaper readers. This follows last […]

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