Cyrenians currently supply 80 projects in the Edinburgh area with 7 tonnes of surplus food each week, in conjunction with FareShare UK.
They are looking to offer this service to charities and not for profit organisations in Falkirk and surrounding areas that supply meals and food to vulnerable people, particularly, community cafes, youth clubs, after school clubs and day centres etc.
What is FareShare?
FareShare is a national network redistributing surplus food from producers and suppliers to organisations that work with vulnerable people.
Who can they supply to?
They work with Not for Profit organisations and statutory bodies who are feeding vulnerable people. They work with a wide range of member projects and examples include; homeless hostels, soup kitchens, residential care services, food banks, community groups, community lunches, youth groups, breakfast clubs, school holiday programmes amongst others.
What does is cost?
A membership fee is due which contributes to thier running costs. Quotes can be given on request and relate to the volume of food that is accessed. Members usually achieve massing savings on their food bills with the fee being a small amount compared to the value of food received.
How does it work?
Each week they receive surplus food and this is fairly divided across their members subject to the food types they need. No food types or volumes are guaranteed but for some types they have relatively good continuity.
Members normally collect food from their depot in Jane St, Edinburgh or at a FareShare “spoke” point. In some instances they can deliver and there is a fee for this service.
How can you join?
Please contact: Angie or Emma at Cyrenians on 0131-475-2354/554 3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org