Membership Costs (as of January 2019)
You can choose the membership tier that suits you best based on the amount of food you think you will need. Cut your food costs by up to 90% by becoming a member. We will use your payment from the membership tier of your choice to keep our operation running:
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Members who enter into a contract with us must not profit from any foods, or meals prepared from foods, supplied to them by FareShare. Charges for this food may be to cover costs only. Food must not be exchanged or used in any other way. If you are eligible per the below guidelines for membership, you can arrange a visit by phoning us on 01235 510774, or you can fill in an Application form
WORDS FROM PARTNERS
Edda, Hagbourne School
“I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you at SOFEA for the excellent service that you all provide us with. The whole setup is amazing and deserves to be recommended highly. The customer service you all play a part in is rare elsewhere and very impressive. It’s great to be able to pick up the phone and discuss ordering with you or anyone at the warehouse knowing that you will almost do your utmost to help me out.”
Nikki, Manager St. Thomas Day Nursery
“We just wanted to let you know how much we are benefiting from using your wonderful service. Everyone we have been in contact with at SOFEA, either from visiting the warehouse, talking on the telephone or receiving our deliveries has been really helpful, friendly and cheerful, it is truly delightful to be involved with your organisation.
Congratulations on such a worthwhile venture, I am delighted to be able to recommend you to others to use. Keep up the good work.”
Case Study: Rose Hill Junior Youth
When Community Worker Fran Gardner heard that children at Rose Hill Junior Youth Club were missing meals, she knew something had to be done. Many families in the local area are on low incomes and were struggling to make ends meet. So, in September 2014 Fran teamed up with FareShare. Since then FareShare Thames Valley has delivered surplus food to Rose Hill every Wednesday and Friday, which Fran and her team turn into home cooked meals for over 100 energetic children and their parents.
“One child said to a play worker ‘I come because of the food, because there’s no food at home.’ There are high levels of food poverty on the local estate (Rose Hill). When we didn’t do this, some children were crying as they were so hungry. The donated food from FareShare is incredible – we couldn’t afford to buy it and feed that number of children otherwise. I think we must be saving about £9,000 a year on food.”