Fareshare charity expands in North East following Dunlop Heywood deal

Leading UK charity FareShare has increased its North East presence by taking new premises in Middlesbrough following the acquisition of a 4,000 sq. ft unit.

FareShare  Is the UK’s biggest charity tackling food waste for social good. It works with the food industry to take good-to-eat surplus food and redistribute it to a network of 8,500 charities and community groups nationwide. In 2022/23, FareShare redistributed  the equivalent of 128 million meals – that’s 4 meals every second. –This helped to feed over 1 million people across the UK.

The unit on Cannon Park Way was officially opened by the Mayor of Teesside, Ben Houchen, on December 15 and will become a new North East storage facility and hub and give the charity extra capacity.

Jake Hanmore from FareShare North East said: “The need to help families and individuals across the North East is greater than ever and so the new premises couldn’t have come at a better time. We anticipate that 2024 is going to be an even busier year for the charity, so to have the extra space and a great location in the heart of the region will be a huge boost for our team.”

FareShare North East was advised on the acquisition by commercial property specialists Dunlop Heywood, based in Newcastle.

Director Andrew Chandler said: “We are delighted to have completed the deal on behalf of FareShare North East which plays such a pivotal role in helping people across the region. The new unit will give their team of staff and volunteers much-needed space to continue their amazing work at a time when people are still trying to cope with the rising cost of energy bills and inflation.”