SUPPORT THE FOOD BANKS

  • By: Roy Crampton
  • Target: PETITION: DEMAND THAT THE 3 NAMED SUPERMARKETS BELOW START DONATING TO THE FOOD BANKS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

THREE of Britain’s biggest supermarkets have signed up to support Britain’s food banks.

Tesco, Waitrose and Asda are in talks to provide donated food to the Trussell Trust, the biggest­ ­operator of food banks in the UK.

The supermarket giants will publicise a scheme where shoppers donate food to store collection points. Tesco is also planning to hand over cash depending on the amount of food collected, with Waitrose and Asda both expected to follow suit.

The number of people turning to food banks to feed their families has risen by 30 per cent since the recession began — but the amount donated has DROPPED as hard-pressed families have less to spare.

All three companies made massive profits running in millions of pounds last year, despite the recession and the losses Adsa made when they brought up all the UK Netto stores.

 Yet despite this they are asking YOU their valued customers to ‘buy’ the food they intend to donate!

Grimsby Ukuncut encourages and supports anyone individual/organisation who donates to such a worthy course, but believes ASDA, Waitrose and Tesco can more than afford to fund the Trussell Trust without the need of relying on their loyal customers to ‘buy’ for them.   


We therefore call upon the 3 supermarket giants to start donating to the food banks with immediate effect without the need of self-promotion or profit driven tactics.

 
Twitter #supportfoodbanksnotprofits

 

For more information on the Trussell Trust please click here. http://www.trusselltrust.org/foodbank-projects

The Trussell Trust and its organisation are not responsible for the above petition. The petition is the sole  work of the author and does not necessary reflect the views of the Trust or it staff or users.    

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