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A big thank you

 

Every three months, waitrose.com shares a donation of £25,000 between three national causes - we need your help to decide who gets what. All votes are rounded up to the nearest whole percent.

Thank you to all our customers who have supported our scheme, and all of the community organisations who have put themselves forward.

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Fare Share

FareShare

FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors. They take good quality surplus food from across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups. The food redistributed is nutritious, in-date and good to eat. During this time of crisis, they are providing an emergency response, delivering vital food supplies to frontline organisations providing a lifeline to those most in need. These include older people and those with serious health conditions, and children who would usually access free school meals, and are at greater risk of hunger and malnutrition as a result of school closures. 

The Silver Line

The Silver Line

1.2 million older people in Britain struggle with severe loneliness and chronic isolation. The Silver Line aims to tackle this epidemic through the UK’s only 24-hour, free and confidential helpline specifically for older people, providing information, friendship, advice or just a simple chat.

With older people among those hardest hit by the outbreak of coronavirus, it’s never been more essential for The Silver Line to be there as listening ear to those desperately in need of comfort and support. Since the start of current social restrictions, we have seen a 30% increase in the number of helpline calls received and this number is expected to rise.

The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of over 1,200 food bank centres across the UK. Together, they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. Last year, food banks in their network provided a record 1.6 million food parcels to people in crisis, a 19% increase on the previous year. No one in the UK should need to use a food bank, and they know that together they can create real change.