Wednesday, 3 October 2012

FareShare & Sainsbury's 'Million Meal Appeal' (6th-7th October)

Did you know that an estimated 5.8 million people in the UK live in deep poverty and struggle to buy basic foods? Sainsbury's is helping to make a difference by donating some of their surplus food to FareShare, a national charity that aims to tackle food poverty and waste.
This month, Sainsbury's has teamed up with FareShare to organise the 'Million Meal Appeal' for Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October. With the help of the public, they are aiming to donate over 1 million meals to disadvantaged people in our local communities. This will be the UK's largest charity food collection! Sainsbury's will help FareShare to distribute the food to those who need it the most, including homeless charities, children's clubs and women refugees.

Be a part of this initiative to help reduce the effects of poverty and hunger in the UK! Go down to your local participating Sainsbury's store over the weekend of 6th-7th October and donate food to support the collection.
Getting involved is simple:
(1) Just pick one (or more!) item from the Million Meal shopping list (see below) and donate it at the collection box after checkout.
Million Meal shopping list:
- tinned food
- tea
- instant coffee
- pasta sauce
- dried pasta
- rice
(2) shop online between 3rd-9th October and donate £1 at the checkout.
Sainsbury's have pledged to match the donations made by the public, so get donating! In 2011, over 1.2 million meals were donated in just one day! Let's see if we can smash that figure this year!
To find out more about this event, click here.
To find out more about the FareShare charity, click here
Ronell x
"Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor." {Proverbs 22v9}

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