FareShare is an award-winning charity created to tackle hunger and food wastage in the UK. It rescues good quality surplus food - which would otherwise go to waste - and distributes it to over 700 charities and community projects across the country.
The majority of FareShare's surplus food comes from manufacturers, and all of the major retailers have encouraged their suppliers to work with the charity to minimise food waste.
Last year the food redistributed by FareShare contributed towards more than 8.6 million meals, feeding 36,500 people a day.
It is a tragedy that in the current climate more and more people are struggling to afford nutritious food for themselves and their families. FareShare helps to support those most in need by supplying food to hostels, day centres, women's refuges and children's breakfast clubs.
The charity is doing a fantastic job and I am proud to have them in my constituency.