HealthTrust Europe teams up with FareShare Birmingham to deliver 2,000 meals

HealthTrust Europe, a leading healthcare business based in Edgbaston, has teamed up with charity Fareshare to help deliver food to residents in need across Birmingham. 


Fareshare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste by reducing food waste and delivering vital services to people most in need across local communities. They prevent good food from going to waste by redistributing it to frontline charities. The work of its volunteers is crucial to ensuring that Fareshare accomplishes its mission, performing critical tasks like preparing orders at the depots across the city and ensuring that food is distributed as quickly as possible.  


As we enter winter, team members from HealthTrust Europe volunteered with the charity to sort, package and prepare orders for collection and delivery. This volunteer work helped ensure that food reached those most in need, resulting in saving 2,000 meals from going to waste by the end of the day.  


HealthTrust Europe’s support for Fareshare is part of its wider mission to support its local community. The company is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those most in need and hopes that other organisations will be inspired to take advantage of the volunteering opportunities available to them across Birmingham and the West Midlands.  


The initiative is just the latest charitable cause HealthTrust Europe has supported. Team members from the leading procurement organisation recently embarked on an ambitious fundraising walk to raise money for HealthTrust Europe’s charity for 2023, the Miscarriage Association, and raised thousands in the process.  


Bashira Begum, a volunteer from HealthTrust Europe, said: 

“Volunteering at Fareshare Birmingham was an eye-opening experience. It was amazing to see how much food could go to waste every day and how much of a difference we can make by redistributing it to those in need. I would highly recommend volunteering at Fareshare Birmingham to anyone who wants to positively impact their community.” 


Hannah Barton, HealthTrust Europe’s HR Director, said: 

“Volunteering provides an opportunity for colleagues to give something back to the community, whilst developing new skills and connecting with people over a common purpose. At HTE, we believe that everyone has something to offer, and encourage our employees to get involved with our corporate volunteering scheme, for the greater good as well as their own wellbeing”.