FareShare, the food redistribution charity, is set to build a new distribution centre after it was awarded a £362,000 grant.

The funding from the London Waste and Recycling Board will cover 90% of the cost of the new DC in the Park Royal area of London. "We are supporting an excellent charity that links up businesses who want to do the right thing with their excess food with those who will most benefit," said James Cleverly, LWARB chair.

Fareshare currently has 13 depots and chief executive Tony Lowe said the grant was a key step forward to the goal of 30.