‘Thanks a million!’ Sainsbury’s pays tribute to the people of Thame as 600 meals are donated in appeal

Sainsbury's Thame Million Meals
Sainsbury's Thame Million Meals
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Food donations by Thame residents as part of a supermarket’s ‘Million Meal Appeal’ will be enough to provide 600 meals to charities across the UK.

Sainsbury’s customers were asked to donate an item from the appeal shopping list, which consisted of long-life products including tinned goods, dried pasta, pasta sauce, rice, tea and instant coffee.

The items were bought as normal and then placed in the collection box after checkout.

The second annual appeal took place on October 6 and 7 and will benefit more than 700 charities and projects across the UK.

Customers shopping online could also make a £1 donation between October 3 and 9.

Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare, which fights hunger and food waste in the UK, said: “The Million Meal Appeal has come at a crucial time.

“Around 5.8 million people live in deep poverty in the UK, meaning they struggle to afford everyday essentials like food.”

Last year, 1.2 million meals were donated nationwide, enough to feed a sold out London Olympic stadium 15 times.