Sainsbury’s customers join together for meal appeal
SHOPPERS at Sainsbury’s in the White Rose Shopping Centre helped the store raise two pallets of food towards the FareShare charity.
Staff at the store promoted and encouraged customers to take part in a food drive whilst shopping, which involved asking customers to donate selected items from a shopping list including items such as tinned foods, dried pasta, pasta sauce, rice, tea and instant coffee.
The project, run by Sainsbury’s and FareShare, a national charity tackling hunger across the UK, held its second annual Million Meal Appeal over the weekend of October 6 and 7.
Their support will help benefit more than 700 charities and projects across the UK.
Last year, thanks to customers generosity, together with Sainburys pledge to match items donated, FareShare raised over 1.2 million meals.
This year with the same Sainsbury’s pledge, the White Rose store will donate four pallets equalling a massive 4000 meals.
PR Ambassador Manpreet Singh and Store Manager Jodie Tate along with all the colleagues in store would like to thank the contribution of customers who visited the store over the weekend and donated items towards the project.
Manpreet said: “Without the continued support of our local community we would not have been able to achieve this massive total.”
For more information about FareShare, visit www.fareshare.org.uk
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