2012 Art on the Hill Auction
The Victoria Park Pub, 19th September, 7.30pm
This years charity art auction is in aid of FareShare South West who redistribute quality surplus food to groups working with vulnerable individuals in and around Bristol.
Many thanks to all who attended, we raised £162.75.
FareShare South West work with the food industry to minimise fit-for-purpose fresh, frozen and long-life food going to waste, and send this food into organisations working with the most vulnerable people in the community. Thousands of tonnes of perfectly good indate food are wasted in the South West each year due to packaging errors, out of date promotions, discontinued lines, veg not up to spec. and so on. At the same time, there are over 4 million people in the UK who cannot afford a healthy diet, among them homeless and elderly people, children, refugees and people suffering mental & physical health problems.
FareShare South West aims to address this imbalance by redistributing quality surplus food to groups working with vulnerable individuals in and around Bristol.
We only have a few employees and rely heavily on our volunteers.
Each week around 50 people help us re-distribute the food throughout the South West. Around half our volunteers are or have been vulnerable and we offer training opportunities and support in their lives.