FareShare has been built on the generosity of philanthropic and business support as well as individual donors.


FareShare has grown from cooking a few hundred pies a week to more than 25,000 through generous philanthropic support.

Grants from philanthropic foundations and trusts provided the seed funding to establish FareShare, invested in our first and then second kitchens and contribute towards our operating costs.

Today, key supporters such as Gandel Philanthropy (founders Pauline and John Gandel) continue to underpin FareShare’s operations by providing us with a range of one-off grants.

Because FareShare doesn’t receive any ongoing Government funding, this kind of support is our lifeblood.


FareShare benefits from the direct support of many businesses through the donation of funds, goods and services.

Many generous companies also volunteer in our kitchen on a regular or one off basis.

While volunteering in the kitchen and garden is a popular team building and corporate social activity, there are many other ways that businesses can contribute to FareShare.

By donating food and other goods, professional services, and funds, FareShare can focus on what we do best - cooking meals. For many businesses they don’t just support FareShare, they are a part of FareShare.


FareShare also acknowledges the generous support received from Rotary and Lions Clubs.


FareShare is grateful to receive government funding for specific programs and capital projects.