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GIVE A LITTLE LOVERight now, there are families in our community who need help more than ever. That's why Waitrose and John Lewis are working together to donate essential food, goods, support and money to those in our community hit hardest by the pandemic.We couldn’t do this without our charity partners FareShare and Home-Start. Or you, our customers. Thank you!
GIVE A LITTLE WARMTH
Fuel poverty has become a growing issue for struggling families in recent months. With many people forced to stay at home during lockdown, there’s been an inevitable increase in heating costs, which many simply cannot afford. So, we’re giving a little warmth where it’s vitally needed.
John Lewis & Partners is donating almost 5,000 items of clothing from its babywear, childrenswear, womenswear and menswear ranges to help keep families cosy and comfortable during the third and coldest lockdown.The clothing will be distributed in partnership with Home-Start in 10 locations across the UK where communities have been affected most throughout the pandemic.
GIVE A LITTLE LOVE TO THE NHS
There’s no doubt our healthcare workers are heroes who deserve to be celebrated. That’s why we’re giving a little love to the NHS.Working in partnership with the British Medical Association, we’re providing frontline doctors and nurses across the UK with care packages – 500 of them, across 186 hospital trusts.Brimming with essentials and treats to keep them refuelled and refreshed, the packages show our appreciation for NHS staff and our gratitude for their hard work and dedication during these unprecedented times.
FROM OUR FARMS TO FAMILIES IN NEED
We’re proud of our reputation for working closely with our farmers and suppliers to provide deliciously fresh, high-quality produce.Now, we’re using these long-standing relationships to bring food from farm to family. More specifically, those families who need it most.
“This is a great initiative. You’re seeing people who are really in need getting healthy, nutritious food. A lot of care and attention has gone into growing it, and to see it getting used as food is very satisfying to us.”
We’re asking our farmers to donate any surplus fresh food, making sure nothing that can be eaten is left behind. In total, five million apples, sweet baby sprouts, crooked carrots and mushrooms will be redirected to help create 1.4 million meals for families in need across the UK.We’ll also support the charity FareShare by offering our delivery vehicles to drop off donations.
GIVE A LITTLE LOCAL LOVE
Community has become more important than ever in the last year. We’re giving a little love to ours, working in partnership with Home-Start and FareShare to support vulnerable families local to our shops who are in urgent need. For every Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners store nationwide, we’ll provide our charities with £3,000 in total – and our shops an extra £1,000 to respond to the specific needs of their local communities, with all proceeds directed to help families impacted by Covid-19.Home-Start will use their funds to provide food, heating, clothing, technology, data and mental-health volunteers for local families. Meanwhile, FareShare will make sure local primary school children in need are provided with lunch each day during the current phase of the pandemic.We’ll give extra money and Partner volunteering support to 10 areas where communities have been affected most by the pandemic.
GIVE A LITTLE LOCAL LOVE
Community has become more important than ever in the last year. We’re giving a little love to ours, working in partnership with Home-Start and FareShare to support families in need local to our shops who are in urgent need. For every Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners store nationwide, we’ve provided £3000 to support the needs of their communities. In partnership with Home-Start and FareShare, as well as local community groups, all proceeds are being directed to help families impacted by Covid-19.Home-Start will use their funds to provide food, heating, clothing, technology, data and mental-health volunteers for local families. Meanwhile, FareShare will ensure struggling families have access to food during the current phase of the pandemic.Through our Partnership with Home-Start we’re also significantly increasing funding along with support from our Partners and our brands, to make a tangible and significant difference to 10 areas across the UK where communities have been affected most by the pandemic. Grants to these areas will be a minimum of £20,000 per community.
OUR CHARITY PARTNERS
This Winter, John Lewis and Waitrose are working with Home-Start and FareShare to help over 100,000 families in need. The charities will use your donations to provide food and support for those who need it most.