The Church of England
FareShare Leicester supports communities to relieve food poverty, we seek to be at the centre of two of the most urgent issues that face the UK – food poverty and food waste. The charity addresses these issues in three ways, Providing quality food – surplus ‘fit for purpose’ product from the food and drink industry – to organisations working with disadvantaged people in the community.
Providing training and education around the essential life skills of safe food preparation and nutrition.
Promoting the message that ‘No Good Food Should Be Wasted’
Faith in People with HIV seeks to provide support to those affected by HIV/AIDS in Leicestershire and to combat the stigma associated with this virus.
The Welcome Projects give support and help to Asylum Seekers and refused Asylum Seekers in Leicester, both practical support and advocacy.
FareShare Leicester seeks to alleviate food poverty by the redistribution of surplus food from the food manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers. This prevents good quality usable food being sent to landfill with all the environmental damage that causes; instead it is distributed to local organisations who provide support for people on low or no wage, especially where children or young people are at risk; asylum seekers, failed asylum seekers, refugees; homeless, or vulnerably housed; vulnerable elderly people; those at risk due to mental health problems, learning difficulties, or HIV/AIDS
women and children affected by domestic violence the poor and disadvantaged in Leicestershire. At present we are helping to feed 2000 people a week.
Faith in People with HIV is a registered charity offering pastoral and spiritual support to people affected by HIV in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We work with people of all religious faiths and with those who have no religious beliefs. We also help raise the awareness of HIV in faith communities and other groups. We seek to foster understanding and to break down barriers of stigma and discrimination.