FareShare has been named Britain’s most admired charity at the Third Sector Awards.

The food redistribution organisation scooped the gong ahead of the RNIB, the RNLI, Help for Heroes and The Woodland Trust.

FareShare chief executive Tony Lowe said the award would bring wider attention to the issues of food waste and poverty.

“To be shortlisted against such high-profile and well-respected charities was amazing enough, so to win was a huge honour,” Lowe added.

FareShare distributes surplus food from the grocery trade to community organisations that support the homeless.

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