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Because TOGETHER we can make a DIFFERENCE

This summer, there are people in our community who need our help more than ever. 

That’s why we’re donating £1 million to help people who may struggle to feed their families through the summer holidays. We’re working with our charity partners The Trussell Trust, FareShare and Home-Start, and thousands of local community organisations, to make sure the support reaches those who need it most.

You can help by donating too – just click below to give what you can, and please add items to our food bank collection points when you shop in store. 

Together we can make a big difference.

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£5

Could ensure an isolated family can join a support group 

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£10

Could provide 40 nutritious meals for children at their school Breakfast Club

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£20

Could provide a specialist to visit and support a family in need 

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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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How WE'VE made
a DIFFERENCE

Last year, together with John Lewis, we donated £6.5 million to good causes including our national charity partners FareShare, Home-Start and The Trussell Trust. Three people told us about the difference the donations have made.

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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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HELP FIGHT HUNGER

We work with the Trussell Trust to support a network of food banks in providing emergency food and practical support to people in crisis. You can help by donating items when you shop in store – just put them in the food donation points. Non-perishable groceries such as tinned meat and fish, tinned vegetables, long life milk and tea or coffee are welcome.

 

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FareShare redistributes surplus food from the food industry to charities and community groups across the UK – creating more than 2.5 million meals every week for vulnerable people.

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Home-Start provides trained volunteers to support families with young children through challenging times – because childhood can’t wait.








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