The Ark launched in late 2019, and since then have been looking for positive ways to support the surrounding community and those further afield within the city of Nottingham. Since opening our doors we have been providing food and social situations for the elderly in the community, and feeding as many of the hungry and vulnerable families and individuals in the area as well as those who now find themselves effected by Covid19.
After hearing about the positive work of Fareshare, we decided it was a great opportunity for us to get involved with the work that they do, and offer more support to our local community.
Fareshare is a charity who work all over the UK to redistribute fresh and in date food, which is surplus from the food industry, and would otherwise have to go to land fill.
The charity collects well over 20,000 tonnes of food yearly, and sends it all to front line charities and community groups all over the UK, to be made into delicious meals for children’s breakfast clubs, older peoples lunch clubs, community café’s and refuge centres too. Through their distribution work, Fareshare ensures that life changing support can continue within the communities they are most needed, and charities and volunteer groups are in a place to continue to offer help to the vulnerable in society, and those who need it the most.