We’re passionate about working with local communities to alleviate food poverty, and ‘Donate with Ocado’ was launched last December. Since then, we’ve been supporting the charity DENS, and customers now have the option of adding a £2.50, £5 or £10 food bank donation to their regular shop, which we then match with groceries.
DENS run a food bank and a short-term emergency accommodation centre called The Elms. They’ve been receiving non-perishable food donations from us since Christmas; but without refrigerated transport, they were unable to receive chilled fresh food. We solved this problem by working with Paneltex to create two prototype cool boxes. Made from parts of our old vans, the cool boxes were donated to DENS in May.
Interested in lending a hand of your own? Simply click here and add your chosen donation to your next shop. We’ll be giving another update on our work with the charity soon!