Case Study: FareShare


Robert Spencer, a senior executive at CHEP, will lead CHEP’s collaboration with food banks through a secondment with FareShare, a UK food bank charity.

Robert Spencer
Robert Spencer

CHEP has appointed Robert Spencer as Senior Director, Business Development, Food Banks. This is a dual position with Robert working for both CHEP and FareShare, a UK-wide charity that tackles food waste and food poverty.

In his new position, Robert will help reduce FareShare’s logistics costs and make its supply chains more efficient. He will also provide support with organisational strategy and leverage CHEP’s existing business relationships in the fast-moving consumer goods market, especially with food manufacturers, to increase the amount of food being donated to the charity.

We’re incredibly grateful to CHEP for giving FareShare this opportunity to benefit from Robert’s experience and expertise in supply chain logistics, which will help us to increase the amount of good food we’re able to redistribute to hungry and vulnerable people.

Lindsay Boswell Chief Executive Officer, FareShare

FareShare redistributes in-date, good food from the food and drink industry that would otherwise go to waste to frontline charities including homeless shelters, children’s breakfast clubs and older people’s lunch clubs.

In 2015/16 FareShare redistributed 9,070 tonnes of food to 2,489 charities and community groups, enough to provide 18.3 million meals for people in need with an estimated value to the charity sector of £19.6 million. Without food from FareShare, one in five charities say they would probably or definitely have to close, while 58% say they would have to reduce the amount of food they provide.

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