Margot James has helped Sainsbury’s celebrate the provision of their 2 millionth meal as part of the Million Meal appeal with food charity FareShare.
Margot visited the Sainsbury’s store in Withymoor and learned about the company’s charitable efforts. The Million Meal Appeal is in its second year and involves the donation by customers of items they have purchased to FareShare. In 2011, Sainsbury’s customers donated enough food for 1.2 million meals. In 2012, the figure reached 2 million on the date of Margot’s visit, with 1 million items donated by customers, which was subsequently matched by Sainsbury’s.
Margot also met representatives from Insight for Carers, the Withymoor store’s charity of the year as chosen by its customers. Insight for Carers is a Dudley borough charity which supports young and adult carers through the provision of practical help, advice and assistance.
Margot said: “I was delighted to be at Sainsbury’s on the occasion of the 2 millionth donation to FareShare. FareShare is an excellent charity that does tremendous work providing food and everyday essentials to those who are vulnerable, so I would like to thank all the local people who donated so generously. It was also a privilege to meet representatives from Insight for Carers, a local charity that does very worthwhile work supporting carers.”