HELPING TO END UK FOOD POVERTY THROUGH ‘YOU GIVE WE GIVE’
There’s never been a more important time to support food banks and social enterprises working to fight against UK food poverty. That’s why we’re so proud that you have helped us raise an incredible £6.5 million so far this year through our ‘You Give, We Give’ scheme.
Your generosity has helped charities and social enterprises like The Community Shop, The Felix Project, School Food Matters, Chefs in Schools and Feeding Britain. We’ve been working with many of our You Give We Give partners since as early as 2014.
Here is a thank you from just a few of our charity partners.
“Your donation in October 2020 could not have come at a more vital time and will enable us to deliver enough food for 1,220,000 meals for people in need across London. With thanks to generous support from Ocado Retail, we have rescued and re-distributed enough food to provide in excess of 14 million meals to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Londoners this year…Our food is helping people who have lost their jobs, people on low incomes, children and families a who are struggling to find food, older people who are isolated, homeless people, survivors of domestic abuse, and refugees.”
Mark Curtain, CEO, The Felix Project
Image Credit: Felix Project
“Thanks to Ocado’s ‘You Give, We Give’ scheme and to the many thousands of Ocado’s amazing and generous customers, we have been able to expand our broad social reach throughout the UK since March 2020, and are now providing access to deeply discounted food to over 40,000 households in communities who are facing economic challenges.”
John Marren, Founder and Chairman, The Community Shop
How does You Give We Give work and how can you get involved to help?
Since we launched the You Give We Give scheme in 2014, we have been working with social enterprises, charities, food bank partners and other initiatives committed to redistributing as much food as possible and reducing food poverty in the UK.
We then convert the money you donate to groceries, direct donations, or a combination of both, match it , then give the total amount to our partners. So, for every pound you give, our partners receive two pounds worth of groceries and/or money.
And that’s how small donations can have a huge effect. If you’d like to help all you have to do is add a You Give We Give voucher to your next Ocado shop.