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TOGETHER we made a big DIFFERENCE

Through our Give a Little Love campaign, we worked with charity partners The Trussell Trust, FareShare and Home-Start, as well as thousands of local community organisations, to support the people who needed it most. 

We donated £1 million to help people feed their families through the summer holidays – and your donations have made a big difference too, helping to provide essential food and support for families in need.  

The Give a Little Love campaign has come to an end, but we’re still supporting foodbanks through our pre-filled bags and food bank donation points in store – please give what you can. We’re continuing to work with FareShare, too, donating surplus food from our shops to local charities and community organisations.

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Claire

“IT’S CHANGED THE LIVES OF OUR PARENTS”

Claire Lundie is the assistant head teacher at Chiltern Primary School in Hull, where food donations from FareShare are used for education as well as nourishment, and not just for the children.

“The Chat & Choose event changes the lives of our parents,” says Claire.  “They come every week and get a tea or coffee before an educational event run by the school nurse. Then they choose six of the FareShare items to take home with them afterwards – it might be fresh fruit or vegetables, meat or pasta.”

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NDEY

‘IT’S BROUGHT HAPPINESS INTO OUR LIVES’

During the pandemic Ndey discovered she was pregnant with twins – and was worried about being able to cope as a single parent. One month before she was due to give birth, Ndey caught Covid. She was rushed to hospital and had an emergency C-section – and was unable to hold her much longed for babies for the first weeks of their lives.

After a difficult start the family returned home to their second floor flat. With no lift, it was impossible for Ndey to safely carry her babies downstairs so the family felt isolated and confined to their four walls. Financially it’s been tough, but funding from Give a Little Love provided food, toys and clothes to help make life a little easier.

Claire

‘IT’S CHANGED THE LIVES OF OUR PARENTS’

Claire Lundie is the assistant head teacher at Chiltern Primary School in Hull, where food from FareShare is used for education as well as nourishment, and not just for the children.

“The Chat & Choose event changes the lives of our parents,” says Claire.  “They come every week and get a tea or coffee before an educational event run by the school nurse. Then they choose six of the FareShare items to take home with them afterwards – it might be fresh fruit or vegetables, meat or pasta.”

Image from Claire's Story
Image from Claire's Story
Image from Claire's Story
Image from Claire's Story

Claire

“IT’S CHANGED THE LIVES OF OUR PARENTS”

Claire Lundie is the assistant head teacher at Chiltern Primary School in Hull, where food donations from FareShare are used for education as well as nourishment, and not just for the children.

“The Chat & Choose event changes the lives of our parents,” says Claire.  “They come every week and get a tea or coffee before an educational event run by the school nurse. Then they choose six of the FareShare items to take home with them afterwards – it might be fresh fruit or vegetables, meat or pasta.”

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Cody

“I CRIED WITH RELIEF”

Cody Blake was put in touch with Home-Start South Warwickshire when she was hospitalised due to complications during her second pregnancy. Home-Start volunteer Marie Ashford supported her with care for her three-year-old, Logan, as well as with emotional support when Cody faced an emergency C-section.

“Marie didn’t leave my side until baby Finley was safely delivered,” Cody says. “When you have a baby, you want to share the experience with someone. Facing it alone feels so lonely, so isolating. Having Marie there turned it into something positive.”

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