Thursday, 14 July 2011

FareShare Blog- Sainsbury's Food Drive

FareShare NW volunteers sort
through the many donated items
Feeding those in need gets a helping hand from Sainsbury's.

The event, the first of its kind, was called "help feed those in need" and was hailed a "resounding success" by FareShare NW manager Seb Serayet, speaking from his New Smithfield Market base today.

The food, which ranged from pasta packs to tinned beans and soups, is now being trayed up as "Sainsbury's Specials" and is being offered to FareShare NW's fifty-plus client beneficiary groups. 
These groups help the homeless, poor and unemployed across Greater Manchester.

Volunteers staffed a shopping trolley at the exit of the store over Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 8-10th) alongside Sainsbury colleagues. Shoppers gave generously. Items donated include usually scarce commodities like tea, coffee and sugar.

Nineteen national FareShare depots took part in the event. The most successful Sainsbury's/FareShare partnership should be known next week.

Keith - FareShare NW volunteer

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