8 December 2021
Convenience store retailer One Stop is partnering with FareShare to donate an incredible £80,000 which will support the provision of meals to children during the school holidays over the festive period and February half term next year.
“Our stores are based in the heart of community neighborhoods so we see firsthand how some people may need additional support. It’s key that we work with organisations like FareShare to help make a difference and influence change. ”
Liz Fox, Head of Sustainability & Social Responsibility
One Stop has also launched a fun-filled Christmas activity book which will be available to purchase in store from Wednesday 8 December to help raise further funds.
The book will cost £2.50 – raising funds that will help FareShare to deliver the equivalent of 10 meals to support children through the holidays – and will be available at all of One Stop stores, with proceeds from the sales going directly towards helping FareShare provide food for those in need.
Liz Fox, Head of Sustainability & Social Responsibility comments: “Our stores are based in the heart of community neighborhoods so we see firsthand how some people may need additional support. It’s key that we work with organisations like FareShare to help make a difference and influence change.
“Our initial £80,000 donation will support the delivery of 320,000 meals to provide meals to children during the school holidays across the UK (£1 providing four meals), so we’ll be able to hit the ground running before we even start to sell the Christmas activity books. These books will then enable us to raise additional funding.”
Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO, said: “Two-thirds of groups FareShare supply with food support children and families. The holidays should be a time of fun and excitement yet, in the aftermath of the pandemic and with rising costs to contend with, many more families will struggle to put food on the table over the Christmas break. We are very thankful to One Stop for their support, which will help us deliver 320,000 meals worth of food to our network of frontline charities supporting families this winter.”
Christmas will see the initial launch phase of One Stop’s partnership with FareShare and moving into 2022 and 2023, its 900 stores around the UK will continue with their support of holiday hunger and further activity books launched, including over Easter and Summer.
Liz concludes: “We’re incredibly proud of the work we do to support our local communities and to help give back to those who need it the most. We want communities to know we are there for everyone and hope our latest partnership can help bring relief to many more people experiencing hardships as we approach the festive season.”