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FareShare launches #feedpeoplefirst campaign
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FareShare launches #feedpeoplefirst campaign
Hello,

FareShare recently launched its first ever public campaign: #feedpeoplefirst. We’re calling on the Government to make it easier for food manufacturers, packers and processors to send their good quality surplus food to charities.
 
Did you know that 1 in 8 people go hungry in the UK? Yet perfectly good food is wasted every day in food production. This is because it can be more expensive to redistribute good quality surplus food to the charities which support the 8.4 million people in the UK who go hungry than it is to send it to other processes of disposal. A Government fund of £15 million could cover the costs of the storage and transport of 100,000 tonnes of good quality surplus food a year.
 
To achieve this, we need your support: please sign our petition. We've already reached an amazing 5,000 signatures in two weeks, but we need 10,000 signatures by 3 May to guarantee a response from the Government. Will you help us? If we can get all our supporters to sign and share, we could aim even higher and get to 100,000 signatures to see our campaign debated in Parliament.
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