Drive to tackle food poverty

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SAINSBURY’S branches in Crystal Peaks and The Moor are encouraging residents to help tackle food poverty this October by taking part in a nationwide food-drive.

Run by Sainsbury’s and FareShare, the national charity tackling hunger across the UK, the second annual Million Meal Appeal will benefit more than 700 charities and projects across the UK.

Andy White, Sainsbury’s community affairs manager, said: “We had an overwhelming response from our customers to last year’s initiative and are excited to be working with FareShare on the second ‘Million Meal Appeal’.

“The 1.2 million meals donated in 2011 would be enough to feed a sold-out London Olympic stadium 15 times. We hope this year’s campaign can further raise awareness.”

For details, see www.fareshare.org.uk