WORLD KINDNESS DAY – YOU GIVE WE GIVE
Since we launched the You Give We Give (YGWG) scheme in 2014, we’ve been working with social enterprises, charities, food bank partners and other initiatives committed to reducing food poverty in the UK. This year, on World Kindness Day, we want to thank you for helping us raise an incredible £6.5 million so far this year. That amazing amount of money has supported over 30 charities who need your support, now more than ever during the Coronavirus pandemic and the lead up to Christmas
HOW IT WORKS:
We’ve 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, for several years. We convert your donations 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.
Here’s a couple of the charities you’re helping:
DENS aim to be the first port of call for people facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion; to support and empower them to take the next positive step in their lives.
Resolve & and their Sparks Cafe
Resolve was established as a recovery drug & alcohol day service, providing adult services that seek to address the needs of the community we support. As a result, Resolve continues to grow and diversify, ever expanding our services in order to support an ever growing population and to answer the needs of the Communities that Resolve works within.
HOW TO TAKE PART:
If you’d like to help all you have to do is add a YGWG voucher to your next Ocado shop.
How to take part:
1. Add one of our YGWG vouchers to your Ocado shop (£2.50, £5, or £10.)
2. Do your weekly shop and check out as usual.
3. We’ll match the value of all donations received up to £25,000 per week. For example: if you add a £10 voucher to your shop, we’ll add another £10 to that which results in us giving £20 worth of groceries or direct donations.
4. Donations will be converted into groceries, remain as a financial donation, or a combination of the two depending on a partners’ need and what we have at the time of donation.