Food Charity to Provide 370,000 Additional Meals to Vulnerable People This Year

North of Scotland food charity, Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE), is recruiting for the new post of Development Worker to support the expansion of the FareShare network across the Highlands, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland.

FareShare Scotland, which is operated by CFINE in the north of Scotland, launched their food provision programme in the Highlands and Islands in 2019.

During June 2020 alone, the charity delivered 45.9 tonnes of food, equivalent to over 109,000 meals to charities and community organisations in the areas.

FareShare Scotland is part of the UK-wide FareShare network of charitable food redistributors working towards relieving food poverty and reducing food waste in the UK.

FareShare rescues good quality surplus food that would otherwise have gone to waste and diverts it to charities and community groups.

FareShare Scotland is operated in the north by CFINE, an award-winning charity and social enterprise. 

As part of the Scottish Government Fair Food Fund, FareShare Scotland has received over £2m to purchase food stocks due to increased demand during the COVID-19 crisis.

The food is delivered to Community Food Members of the FareShare network, maintaining emergency food provision for individuals and families facing hardship.

FareShare Scotland works closely in partnership with local authorities, charities and community organisations across the North of Scotland to ensure that no one has to go without.

Graeme Robbie, FareShare Scotland Manager at CFINE, said:

“FareShare Scotland is delighted to announce the plans for expansion across the Highlands and Islands.

“We support thousands of vulnerable individuals and families access food each week through our Community Food Network, and this is something we are aiming to build on.

“The North of Scotland Development Worker will play a key role at recruiting and supporting charities and community groups that will enable us to distribute over 370,000 additional meals to vulnerable individuals and families in the area.”

If you are interested in the Development Worker role, please contact FareShare Scotland at CFINE at sross@cfine.org.

The application closes on 31st July 2020 at 12pm.