Our community champion Gemma has been donating food on behalf of our store to local schools and groups providing lunch for children this half term.
The first donation went to Make Your Mark, a local Community Interest Company who are delivering lunch packs to children. Bobbie-Jo from the organisation said: "Your help enabled us to go on to provide 198 packed lunches and 48 weekend treat bags for local children. This was an amazing boost to our families during very hard times. With Asda Dagenham’s support we have extended our project to an Autumn Packed Lunch Club, providing local children who are experiencing food insecurity with a daily healthy packed lunch and active play pack keeping little tummies feed and minds active this Autumn half term." Gemma said: "It’s so important we all look out for each other more than ever right now and being able to make a direct difference really makes me proud to do the job I do."