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To: CEO Tesco, CEO Asda, CEO Morrisons, CEO Aldi, CEO Co-op, CEO Lidl, CEO Waitrose

Label food bank friendly items to make donating easier.

Label food bank friendly items to make donating easier.

Supermarkets should encourage donations by placing dedicated shelf edge labels under items useful to food banks.

Why is this important?

More families than ever are struggling to get by and unable to afford to put food on the table. Food banks are a vital lifeline for these families, providing emergency food parcels that stop them going hungry because they simply can’t afford the food they need.

With the number of people using food banks on the rise, making sure enough food is donated to feed everyone is more important than ever. A new scheme at Sainsbury’s has found that putting labels on the shelves of items food banks need most can triple donations.

I volunteer at a food bank and everyday I’m there I meet families struggling to afford to put food on their table, it can be heartbreaking. With such a simple way to make sure food banks have enough donations to feed everyone who comes, it’s a no-brainer. Every supermarket should be following Sainsbury’s lead.


Reasons for signing

  • I am a volunteer debt advisor. We see first hand the stress and distress caused by poverty. We distributed Christmas food parcels from our local Food Bank to people who would otherwise be struggling to buy food and basics for their normal needs let alone Christmas. Government Ministers should hang their heads in shame at the number of people suffering because of their policies and then they have the audacity to make Food Bank collection a photo opportunity. DISGRACEFUL AND SHAMEFUL.
  • It is an appalling situation that food banks have to exist at all. I, along with others, do collections twice a year to boost the stocks and people are amazingly generous. Yes, every supermarket should follow Sainsbury’s lead and the students whose idea it was are to be congratulated!!
  • Such a simple idea can have a tremendous impact. In a rich country like the U.K. we should not have food banks. As they exist, then anything that can increase donations should be implemented by all supermarkets.

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