For many, Christmas is a time to get together with loved ones to celebrate the festivities. Yet, for some, this can be the most difficult time of the year – a time when the support our network of charity members provide becomes even more essential. That’s why we are delighted to be working with John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners this festive season.
Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy this time of year which is why employees from the John Lewis Partnership up and down the country will be joining our network of 11,000 charities and community groups to host Community Festive Feasts and bring people together to spread some Christmas cheer.
These festive Feasts are a wonderful way for the John Lewis Partnership to support the front line work happening in the communities in which they operate, and this specific campaign builds on the year-long work their branches do to work with local charities and meet local needs.
You can support FareShare’s vital work with frontline community groups all year round, by either making a donation or volunteering your time.
By supporting FareShare, you are enabling us to redistribute food to thousands of frontline charities and community groups across the UK. They in turn create nutritious meals and provide them to vulnerable people, alongside essential services at school breakfast clubs, domestic violence refuges, lunch clubs for older people and support groups for those with mental health conditions, among many others.
After Sam was made redundant, money was tight, and she had to skip meals so her children, Lily and Noah, had enough to eat.
Now, every week, Sam picks up a bag of fresh fruit and veg from her local community centre, all supplied by FareShare. “Coming here takes the worries out of my head,” she says.
Waitrose & Partners has worked with FareShare since 2017 to provide surplus food to those in need. In that time, over 1.5million meals have been donated to over 1,100 charities in the FareShare network. The John Lewis & Partners Foundation has funded FareShare’s warehouse and forklift truck training programme in Leeds since 2018.
To find out more about the John Lewis Partnership this Christmas visit www.johnlewis.com/fareshare.