Social Responsibility

Officedrop Partner With FareShare To Get More Fresh Fruit To Food Charities

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare, to provide a regular supply of fresh fruit to the hundreds of charities they support. As of May 2018, Officedrop has committed to deliver 40 boxes of fresh fruit to FareShare’s London Regional Centre every week, providing a much needed and reliable source of produce.

FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting hunger and food waste. FareShare redistributes surplus food from the food industry to frontline charities that turn it into nutritious meals for people in need.

FareShare London will redistribute the fruit boxes to the 250 frontline charities they support across the Capital, including school breakfast clubs for disadvantaged children, lunch clubs for older people at risk of being lonely and hostels for homeless people.

Being able to access a reliable source of fruit is vitally important for the frontline charities FareShare supports, enabling them to provide nutritious meals and snacks to the vulnerable people accessing their services, many of whom would otherwise not be able to access fresh fruit and vegetables on a regular basis.

Colin Burcombe, Commercial Manager at FareShare says, “We are thrilled to be working with Officedrop. The ability to access a steady stream of fresh fruit is so important for FareShare and the frontline charities we support. Thanks to this partnership FareShare London will have a great supply of produce that will enable them to meet the needs of the local charities who always in need of more fruit.”

Ben Thompson, Managing Director of Officedrop, commented, “We already support a number of charities by donating fruit on an ad hoc basis, but we are delighted to be able to support FareShare with this more structured approach of regular weekly donations.  Our donations will include over 100,000 pieces of fresh fruit each year.  We look forward to a long-term relationship with FareShare and over time, expanding this initiative to other cities where we both have operations.”

Officedrop Partner With Anthony Nolan The Pioneering UK Charity

Anthony Nolan is a pioneering UK charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders where a blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant is their only hope of survival.

Every day, Anthony Nolan facilitates three potentially lifesaving transplants by tirelessly matching patients with donors through their donor register. They also support patients and their families throughout their transplant journey and conduct research to improve0 transplant outcomes. 

Officedrop have been supporting Anthony Nolan’s lifesaving work through donating hundreds of bananas to help ensure Anthony Nolan athletes stay energised at their challenge events, including the Virgin Money London Marathon and Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. Most recently Officedrop supported the Daisy Ball, Anthony Nolan’s signature fundraising event which took place on 12th May 2018. A donation of our Nutriboxes featured in the tombola and contributed towards raising an amazing £320,000.