M&S Braehead has donated more than 100,000 meals to those in need through its food redistribution programme.
Charities across Glasgow, including Stepping Stones for Families, have partnered with M&S Braehead to help provide free food to those in need. Since the programme began, Stepping Stones for Families has received over 10,400 meal donations from M&S to benefit vulnerable people and families in Glasgow.
Stepping Stones for Families supports children, young people and families who struggle financially in the Possilpark area of Glasgow, by ensuring that every parent and child has access to food.
Kirsty Warwick, Store Manager at M&S Braehead, said: “We’re proud of the role we play in our community and we’re continuing to contribute where we can. We’re thrilled that our food redistribution programme with Neighbourly has already helped to make such a difference to charities across Glasgow who do such an incredible job in our community.”
Whilst the food redistribution programme has been going since 2015, the 2020 rollout of an innovative colleague app which makes it easier for store teams to donate surplus food to charities has allowed M&S to respond to the increased demand for donations from groups who are helping vulnerable people through difficult times during the pandemic. The app is in all 585 M&S stores, enabling many of them to more than double their food redistribution rates. Across the UK, donations since March 2020 have now surpassed the 11 million mark.
M&S is always looking for new partners to work with. Local charity and community groups who would like to get involved in the food surplus programme or other charity initiatives are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.