Sainsbury’s to launch online Food Donation Programme

27 August 2020

Sainsbury’s is launching a digital version of their existing in store Food Donation Programme from Wednesday 26 August until Friday 16 October in support of FareShare.

From Wednesday 26 August until Friday 16 October, customers can donate £1, £2, £5 or £10 online, with 100% of the donations going to FareShare. Donations will then be used to purchase food which will be redistributed across the FareShare network to more than 11,000 charities across the UK.

The launch of this new programme from Sainsbury’s follows a £3 million donation made to FareShare to support with increased transport costs throughout the pandemic, ensuring more food could be delivered to those in need.

Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive at FareShare, said: “As we draw nearer to the cold winter months, we know that there will be an increased need for food from the frontline charities we work with which is why we’re so pleased that Sainsbury’s is running this new Food Donations Programme.

“The additional food that the donations will enable us to purchase will help us to continue supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK, as well as those who have been affected by the pandemic.”

The programme will take place entirely online. This is why we need your help! We would like your help to raise awareness of the Food Donation Programme to encourage more people to donate online if they are able to. Will you support us by becoming a Virtual Volunteer?

Download the comms pack and find out how to become a Virtual Volunteer!

Find out more here: http://bit.ly/FoodDonationProgramme