Any unused food that you have left over from your event, hotel or restaurant may be suitable to donate to charities, community groups and those suffering from food poverty. The redistribution of this unused food, not only helps the individuals who receive it but it also has environmental benefits as the food is not wasted.
A list of local Belfast groups who regularly receive donations of food is listed below:
FareShare is the UK’s biggest charity fighting hunger and food waste. The NI centre is located in Newtownabbey, just 8 miles from Belfast. They redistribute good food, which would otherwise go to waste, to frontline charities and community groups that support people in need. More than 10,500 charities and community groups receive food through FareShare UK. They provide a lifeline to vulnerable people by turning the food they receive into food parcels or meals for vulnerable families and individuals, many of whom are at risk of hunger, and struggling with unemployment, low income, debt, homelessness, family break up, dependency or other issues.
The People's Kitchen Belfast
Every week The People’s Kitchen provide support to over 1000 of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in Belfast. Starting out as a soup kitchen, The People’s Kitchen now helps those experiencing homelessness and addiction problems 7 days a week.
The Welcome Organisation help people in Belfast affected by homelessness through a range of services including a Drop-in Centre, Street Outreach service, Crisis Accommodation for Women, Floating Support service and our Welcome Home project.