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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

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Morrisons to offer its cafés as free spaces for community groups

The supermarket is offering the facilities to groups such as new parents, charities, book clubs and craft groups

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Are the supermarkets getting food banks right?

The number of food banks in the UK has rocketed – but the way in which supermarkets support them varies wildly

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Sainsbury’s staff given day to help local communities

The latest Sainsbury’s Living Well Index revealed a decline in social connections among the over-65s

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Food waste charities warn no-deal Brexit threatens supply

FareShare redistributed almost 20,000 tonnes, or 46.5 million meals, from supermarkets and suppliers in 2018/19

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Proudfoot Group reaches £50,000 Nisa charity donations milestone

The retailer donated the money to almost 150 different charities in the local community

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Iceland Foods foundation pledges £100k to lung charity project

Iceland’s funding will help establish the first ‘IPF Network of Excellence’

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Company Shop enlists Surplus Super Heroes to teach kids about food waste

Kids visiting Company Shop stores will be given a ‘Surplus Super Hero’ goody bags

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Central England Co-op backs fight for food justice at Greenbelt Festival

Retailer is working with the Co-op Party to tackle hunger in the UK

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Harvey Nichols bakery supplier expects £8k hit after Whaley Bridge dam evacuation

Derbyshire-based wholesale bakery Buxton Pudding Co was forced to halt production and abandon its premises after the partial collapse of the local dam

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James Hall hits £500k in own label charity donations

The own label sandwiches are sold across the wholesaler’s 640 Spar stores

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GroceryAid eyes bigger venue for Barcode Festival after raising £450,000

New venue will have capacity for at least 3,500 people after this year’s sell-out success