Welcome back to another post in the blog series “Charity and the people behind them”. This week I’m thinking about how some people are so poverty-stricken in our cities that they are unable to afford basic food supplies for their families. In this day and age why is it that this is possible? But this is the grim reality facing many struggling families.
Tesco, however, is still one of the main supermarket chains on our high street which actively promotes and operates its Food Collection points in store. The December 2016 collection contributed 3.4 million meals to families and people in need. Since their first collection in 2012, over 46 million meals have been collected. They work with organisations such as The Trussell Trust and Fare Share.
This form of giving to charity works well and I wonder why? Is it the convenience of just being able to pick something up while we’re doing our own shopping? Is it that giving items of long-life food doesn’t feel like giving money away. Is it that physically giving items that will be consumed make a difference rather than handing over cash? Do we trust this type of donation and charity more than the collection tin? What do you think?
I’ve seen people walk in with items from their own larder and donate these items to the Food Collection point too. Even making sandwiches for your local Salvation Army Shelter is a great way to donate too and this works well as it’s a generous thing to do and easy to do too.
So next time you’re wandering around your local supermarket why not pick up an extra item or two to place in the Food Collection box?
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Thanks for reading and until next time, Elisa x