How two years of our Fight Hunger Create Change programme has helped people living in poverty
By Andy Murray
It’s been two years since we launched Fight Hunger Create Change with food charities FareShare and the Trussell Trust – and I’d like to say thank you to all our generous customers and colleagues who’ve supported our programme to create long-term positive change to poverty in the UK.
Alleviating the symptoms of poverty is just one focus of the programme. Not only have we been working with our partners to provide more food to more people – we’ve also been working to help tackle some of the root causes of poverty.
There are so many aspects of the Fight Hunger programme that make me proud to be part of it – but some of the standouts are helping FareShare deliver food to 1,790 new charities, donating more than £5 million to 204 different Trussell Trust food banks, and buying 27 new vans for FareShare to distribute food.
Here are Chloe Millington and Richard Gowan from our Hunts Cross and Huyton stores visiting FareShare Merseyside to see the new Asda-funded chiller which will allow the charity to provide 548,500 additional meals to vulnerable people each year. Read more here
By enabling FareShare and the Trussell Trust to join forces, the Trussell Trust have been able to start offering fresh food in emergency parcels improving nutrition, making meals go further and increasing the sense of dignity for those experiencing crisis.
By the end of 2020, all our stores will be able to donate edible surplus food to local charities and community groups – like the Superstars Club in Cookstown, which receives good quality and in-date spare food to teach people with learning disabilities how to cook. Read more here
Thank you to everyone who plays a part in this partnership. It’s remarkable to see the impact of this programme in just two years and we look forward to continuing to work with FareShare and the Trussell Trust to create long term positive change to poverty in the UK.