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  • Writer's pictureMark Hastings

Social Value Update: i10s FareShare donation in support of FSA aligned causes

Updated: Sep 8, 2022

In addition to being a recognised authority in public sector transformation in the UK, i10 is committed to setting the standard for Social Value by creating a positive, lasting impact on our public sector clients and making a difference in society.

As part of that commitment, we have recently made a sizeable donation to FareShare, the UK's national network of charitable food re-distributors. FareShare take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to more than 10,500 frontline charities and community groups. The food redistributed by FareShare is nutritious and good to eat. It reaches charities across the UK, including school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters, and community cafes. Every week, FareShare provide enough food to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people.

i10 believes in tailoring our social value contributions to align with our clients, and this donation is a result of a commitment made to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), with whom we work closely. Having agreed 20 work-packages with FSA, we made a commensurate donation to FareShare - enough to provide 20,000 healthy and nutritious meals to children in need.

Why is this important?

FareShare has seen demand for food skyrocket, particularly among frontline organisations providing food to children and their families. With the coronavirus pandemic pushing thousands of people into financial hardship, many more families will struggle to put food on the table this year.

What's next?

As we agree more work-packages with FSA, we will continue to make donations to FareShare in addition to continuing to offset our carbon emissions.

Wider Social Value

This social value contribution is part of a package committed-to under our FSA contract - in addition to our FareShare contribution we have already planted 10,800 trees through Ecologi. Once mature, each of these trees will likely offset 48lbs of carbon each year, so we have already committed to offsetting 518,400 lbs of carbon per annum (once the trees are mature). At the time of writing, we have planted a total of 19,500 trees and achieved 170 tonnes of carbon reduction. You can track our progress here.

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