I want to thank you for holding a raffle which raised £2,430 for FareShare at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards last month.
This will make a significant difference to our work supporting homeless and other disadvantaged people. Thank you.
On November 2 FareShare was officially launched as a charity independent of Crisis, the charity for the homeless.
The key drivers for independence from Crisis were to enable FareShare to provide relief for the broadening scale of poverty in our communities and to provide an ethical and socially beneficial solution to food waste.
As highlighted by Simon Hughes MP and Tony Lowe, FareShare's chief executive, poverty and waste are key issues that we believe will continue to have a huge impact on society over the next few decades.
At the launch we asked people to consider supporting our campaign to regain funding from Landfill Tax Credits (see p7). Please write to the chancellor Gordon Brown and/or the environment, food and rural affairs secretary Margaret Beckett highlighting why you feel FareShare has supported the food and drink industry.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Marketing and fundraising director