Thanks a million. And another million
Since the start of this year, you’ve donated over £2 million to our You Give We Give scheme (£2,153,947 to be precise, but who’s counting?).
Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, food banks and social enterprises across the country have been able to care for the most vulnerable members of society during one of the UK’s toughest times. Although lockdown is slowly lifting, these charities will need your continued support to carry on helping those who need it, well into the future.
Find out how your donations are helping these charities make a big difference in local communities:
Community Shop provides food access, help and support to local communities up and down the country: from Lincolnshire to London. Your donations have contributed to 20% of the set-up costs for a new Community Shop in Liverpool. This support means that members like Natalie in Halton can look forward to a brighter future: ‘The change in my life has been quite dramatic: it’s given me the fresh start I thought I’d never have.’
UKHarvest is a not-for-profit food rescue operation that collects surplus groceries from supermarkets and food businesses, and delivers them to homeless shelters and other charities in Hampshire and West Sussex.
During the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, UKHarvest redistributed double its average annual food donations in just four weeks to housing associations, domestic abuse centres and other charities.
Chefs in Schools
Chefs in Schools is on a mission to get children in London schools excited about food. Their chefs are trained to make nutritious, restaurant-standard meals from scratch, and provide regular cookery lessons for the pupils.
Chefs in Schools are producing 17,240 meals a week as part of their COVID-19 lunch box scheme for 860 families who often rely on free school meals. Each box contains five days’ worth of freshly-prepared meals, made from ingredients that have been donated by food banks such as The Felix Project. According to the CEO of Chefs in Schools, Naomi Duncan, ‘These lunch boxes are supporting families who have little money and no access to financial support’, and your donations mean their cupboards don’t go empty.
Join the fight against food poverty: add a You Give We Give voucher to your trolley today.