Scottish Grocer teams up with FareShare for campaign
SCOTTISH Grocer has joined forces with the FareShare charity to launch a Christmas Food Collection.
The magazine team is reaching out to individuals and brands in the hope of securing support for the campaign.
Scottish Grocer assistant advertising manager Stephen Connelly said: “It’s important to acknowledge that this can be a challenging time for many families, who may find it difficult to put food on the table or enjoy the simple pleasures that we often take for granted.
“Your generous stock contribution could make a world of difference to those in need.”
Those wishing to make donations to the Scottish Grocer Christmas Food Collection are asked in the first instance to contact Clare O’Keeffe, commercial officer – Scotland for FareShare. Her email address is email@example.com.
Donations will be accepted until Friday 15 December and the food redistribution charity will be accepting items at its sites in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.
FareShare Scotland public affairs lead Jon Molyneux said: “All over Scotland, people are still struggling with rising costs and food inflation in particular is still in double digits.
“The charities and community groups we distribute food to are telling us that demand for their services is higher than ever.
“That’s why we’re pleased to be working with Scottish Grocer to get food from shops, brands and wholesalers into communities where it can be turned into nutritious meals.”
Coronation Food Project boost for FareShare
FARESHARE Glasgow and the West of Scotland is looking forward to receiving a major boost from the Coronation Food Project.
The scheme was launched on 14 November to mark King Charles’ 75th birthday.
As part of the project, senior figures from the food industry have joined forces to save even more waste and generate additional food for the charity sector.
John Hinton, executive director at FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland, said: “The support from the Coronation Food Project will make an enormous difference to helping to get more good-to-eat food to our network of charities across Glasgow and the West of Scotland, instead of letting it go to waste.
“We are incredibly grateful for the King’s support and the plans to get more food out where it’s needed are really exciting.
“We currently deliver 78,000 meal portions weekly to more than 100 charity partners.
“But we know that there is more need, so anything that can help us access more food will be hugely positive.”