Client Profile: FareShare Northern Ireland

A volunteer for FareShare Northern Ireland sorts through food rescued from going to waste - it will then be redistributed to charities across the country

Client Profile: FareShare Northern Ireland

FareShare is a UK-based charity with a logistics network that collects and receives food from supermarkets and manufacturers, that might otherwise have been needlessly wasted.

They have 21 Regional Centres, allowing them to reach 1,500 towns and cities, and redistribute food to almost 10,000 different charities – from homeless hostels, and breakfast clubs for children, to domestic violence refuges and community cafés.

I first documented FareShare Northern Ireland (NI) for my project on food waste, where I’ve been documenting people and organisations working to reduce the amount of edible food needlessly going to waste.

The food they redistributed contributed towards over 36 million meals, and saved the recipient charities over £28 million.

When they were moving to a new warehouse, just outside of Belfast I was commissioned to photograph the opening event.

We heard from donor organisations and recipient organisations, all communicating the impact FareShare has had on their work.

I was also commissioned to produce a short video, aimed at providing potential volunteers with an insight as to what it meant to be a volunteer for the charity.

This was conducted over two visits – the first was capturing the testimonies of the volunteers and management team, the second of the volunteers in action.

Below is the resulting video.

If you would like to learn more about the work FareShare does, visit their website at – fareshare.org.uk

To see the work I’ve been producing on the issue of food waste, visit my Food Is Wasted site – foodiswasted.com

And if you would like an event photographed in a documentary style, or a short promo video produced to help your organisation or campaign reach more people, then get in touch on 0790 454 9919 or email me via chris@chriskingphotography.com

Chris King
chris@chriskingphotography.com

Chris is a documentary and portrait photographer and video producer from Ireland, but currently based in London. His documentary work mainly focuses on the food system.



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