A COLERAINE supermarket is asking Coleraine Times readers to help fight food poverty this month.
This Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, Sainsbury’s in Coleraine in partnership with FareShare will be encouraging local shoppers to take part in a food drive.
The appeal will benefit more than 700 charities across the United Kingdom.
Last year’s appeal was a huge success with Coleraine shoppers helping to provide meals to charities across the Province.
This year’s appeal will see over 900 stores involved in the two-day food-drive to help 720 charities and community projects which FareShare supports.
Customers will again be able to choose to donate an item from the ‘Million Meal Appeal’ shopping list which consists of long-life products including tinned goods, dried pasta, pasta sauce, rice, tea and instant coffee.
The items are purchased as normal and then placed in the collection box after checkout..
Sainsbury’s Community Affairs Manager Andy White said: I hope many Sainsbury’s Coleraine customers can support the Appeal and help us to provide even more food to the charities and community projects we support across the country”.