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We support all the fantastic community and charity work that our colleagues organise.
On Saturday we launched our first ever national food drive, the One Million Meal Appeal with our charity partner FareShare. The appeal involved asking customers to add one extra store cupboard item to their shop, which they then put in a trolley behind the checkouts. Following the event, the food was sent to FareShare’s 17 depots across the country before being redistributed to the 700 charities served by FareShare on a daily basis.
Sainsbury’s was one of the founders of food redistribution charity FareShare, and we have been working with FareShare for almost two decades to help relieve food poverty and tackle food waste in our supply chain.
Yesterday I had the chance to accompany Gwyn Burr to Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley, where she spent an hour talking to students about her role as Sainsbury’s Customer Service and Colleague Director, drawing on her professional life to inform their lesson.
Sainsbury’s has a rich heritage working with food charities, supporting the redistribution of surplus food. FoodCycle’s inspired concept was something Sainsbury’s was keen to back, turning surplus food into something very positive.
This week, our local charity scheme re-launches for the fourth year; this means that all of our customers and colleagues have the chance to nominate their favourite local charity, who could then be supported by their local store, depot or support centre, through a year’s worth of fund and awareness raising.
This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and to mark the occasion Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – the UK’s only cervical cancer charity – to raise funds and awareness for cervical cancer prevention. From 8-14 June, 50p from the sale of every pair of women’s knickers sold in store will go to the charity. Last year the partnership raised a fantastic £46,000 in just seven days. Chief Executive Robert Music tells us why the partnership is so important:
Please note: nominations are now closed.
When Sainsbury's approached me to write a book it definitely came as a surprise! At the time I was training for the 2012 London Paralympic Games but I was by no means a medal hopeful so my first thought was that I wasn't the person they thought I was and they must be looking for one of my teammates.
As part of our own #WasteNot week, we celebrated our green initiatives, including our very first store that is powered entirely by rubbish.
To celebrate a great summer of sport we invited a selection of bloggers to our Summer Series sporting events, which have been held in various locations across the UK in partnership with British Athletics. We did this to give them and their families a chance to experience British Athletics up close and personal, embracing the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Sainsbury’s celebrates 20 years of Freedom Food with the help of eight fantastic bloggers, their recipes and farm visits to showcase why Freedom Food is so important.
People tend to associate me with Diversity and dancing, but what you might not know is that I’m a big fan of cooking and actually have a veggie patch in my back garden.
Any company with 150,000 colleagues and over 900 stores is always going to make a major economic impact and even more so in tough economic times, when other sources of employment are being stretched or reduced. As a responsible retailer we look to ensure that these impacts are positive and being a good neighbour is central to our local engagement.
As part of Sainsbury's 20x20 commitments, we’re proud to support British growers and producers. From having 1,900 different British products in our own-brand range to being the first major supermarket to cultivate and sell British grown fresh figs, we’re committed to offering high quality, home grown products and supporting our farmers through development groups and training.
Did you know that you can freeze your cheese? Or if you dip ageing carrots in water they’ll perk right up? We have put some great new messages on the walls of our stores so we can help our customers with great little tips like these. And we’re coming #ToTheRescue to help you to stop wasting, and start saving.
At Sainsbury’s we’re really proud to be an organisation that makes a positive difference in our community.