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XPO Logistics reports record food bank donations over Christmas period

The donation was equivalent to providing an estimated 9,500 meals 

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Connect Group kicks off annual ‘Pass It On’ charity campaign

The campaign to support vulnerable and homeless people has run for the past three years

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Southern Co-op looks to tackle retail crime with £100k fund

Southern Co-op has recently invested more than £500,000 in tackling crime

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GroceryAid to launch second annual Awareness Day in March

The day will encourage grocery colleagues to spread the word about the free support available from GroceryAid

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Aldi donates 400,000 meals to food banks and charities on Christmas Eve

Around 185 tonnes of fresh food were donated after stores closed on 24 December

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Cooplands to donate proceeds from sausage roll sales to Trussell Trust

The Yorkshire-headquartered bakery business will support The Trussell Trust in its mission to end child poverty this Christmas

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GroceryAid Christmas carol concert raises £65,000 for colleagues in need

Guests were entertained by a professional choir and heard readings from industry leaders

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Asda buying food at cost price for FareShare charity amid Brexit supply fears

FareShare has joined forces with Asda, which will be sourcing thousands of meals at cost price

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Waitrose to host Christmas dinners for the vulnerable with FareShare

More than 1,000 people have been invited to enjoy the festive feast hosted by Waitrose and John Lewis

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Tesco customers invited to donate to its annual Food Collection

The Tesco Food Collection launches today in support of charities Trussell Trust and FareShare charities

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Central England Co-op begins campaign to cut violence and aggression in stores

Retailer has recorded 275 incidents of threats/intimidation, 171 cases of verbal abuse and 72 assaults this year

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Co-op donates £10k to Manchester’s Pankhurst Centre following break-in

The Co-op said it could “not sit back” when it heard the news

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Sainsbury’s rolls out hidden disability lanyard scheme nationally

Staff provide extra support such as assisting with finding shopping items or giving customers more time at the checkout

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Tesco to provide surplus packhouse food to Kenyan schools

The retailer has joined forces with global produce supplier Flamingo on the project

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Food execs head to Uganda to raise money for Farm Africa

They will plant 1,000 trees on 80 acres of coffee farmland to give the coffee plants the shade they need to grow

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Food charities ‘dismayed’ at lack of no-deal support for vulnerable groups

Open letter from charities and trade associations slams government’s ‘troubling’ assumptions

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​Government must stop passing the buck on food for vulnerable people in a no-deal Brexit

The UK Government must immediately make available hardship funds to ensure vulnerable people can get the food they need in the event of a no-deal Brexit

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Asda trials pop-up charity clothes shop to push sustainable fashion

The retailer has opened the pop-up charity outlet at its Milton Keynes store

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Aldi launches prize draw for schools to win £20k for sports equipment

To be entered in the draw, schools must collect 300 Aldi Team GB stickers to complete a sticker chart

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Asda staff take part in litter pick along Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Volunteers will aim to cover a 10-mile stretch of the canal in the next five days