Feature on Fareshare Dundee

In this post. we feature on 1 organisation and explain what they do and how you can help as a volunteer.

Fareshare Dundee

Fareshare helps to relieve food poverty in Dundee. It does this by collecting or receiving surplus food from suppliers and retailers which would otherwise go to landfill. This includes fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products.

It then redistributes this free of charge to around 50 community groups in Dundee who provide residential and day services for disadvantaged groups such as the homeless and vulnerable. These community groups in turn make nutritious, well balanced meals from the supplies and feed those that use their services.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

To provide this service, Fareshare relies on Volunteer Drivers to transport the supplies using the charity’s 3.5 tonne vans. They do this Monday to Friday during the day but are needing more volunteer drivers for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Driving the vans doesn’t require a special licence but drivers are 18+.

Volunteer drivers can expect to receive training in manual handling and driver competency. Travel expenses are also reimbursed.

If you have a driving licence, can spare a few hours a week, and are free on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, get in touch with David Nicoll at Fareshare on 07834 481035 or email dnicoll@transformcd.org.