The Million Meal Appeal – where shoppers can donate food to help local people in crisis – is being organised by charity FareShare and Sainsbury’s stores across the country, including Sainsbury’s at Blackhall. As part of the appeal on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, Mark Lazarowicz MP has signed up to help collect donations.
Mark Lazarowicz MP said: “The Million Meal Appeal will help local families struggling with rising living costs and cuts to tax credits. Food banks do an excellent job but I know that demand is rising under this government. I am supporting the Million Meal Appeal and I urge others to visithttp://www.fareshare.org.uk to see how they can help.”
Volunteers will be asked to greet customers and encourage them to buy an extra item of food from the Million Meal Appeal shopping list. Donations will be collected as shoppers leave the store. FareShare will then deliver the donated food to over 700 charities and community projects across the UK to help families in need. Sainsbury’s will match the level of food donations collected over the weekend.
FareShare is seeking more volunteers to assist with the two-day food drive. Volunteers can sign up at http://www.fareshare.org.uk to register, and choose their preferred store and time slot.