05 Apr 2021 | UK
The Amir Khan Foundation is delighted to announce its most recent partnership with the UK’s largest food redistribution charity fighting food poverty and waste, FareShare UK.
FareShare currently supports almost 1 million people a week through its vast network of charity partners, 22 regional centres, and 11,000 frontline organisations, which are spread across 1,900 towns and cities across the UK.
It is estimated that 8.4 million people in the UK live in food poverty, while 3.6 million tonnes of food is wasted by the food industry every year.
Founder and trustee of the Amir Khan Foundation, Amir Khan, said: “Millions of people in the UK are without food, while tonnes of perfectly good food is being wasted by restaurants and companies. How can we allow that to continue? It’s so important that we all become active in this fight against food poverty and food waste, so I’m delighted to be working with FareShare to support their essential work."
The partnership will see the launch of a celebrity auction, ‘Lots for Life’, later this week. Its top lot – donated by Swarovski artist San B – features a portrait of Khan entitled ‘Olympic King’, completed over 500 painstaking hours and featuring more than 40,000 Swarovski crystals.
FareShare’s Trusts and Grants Manager, Holly Howells, said: “FareShare are so grateful to have the support of the Amir Khan Foundation (AKF) in helping us prevent food waste and solve food poverty across the UK. Even as the pandemic lifts, we know people will still struggle to access good healthy food, so our work is needed more than ever to help people and communities recover and rebuild. AKF’s support will help make sure FareShare food reaches the charities and people who need it.”