We’ve already blogged about the Trussell Trust’s ‘Trussell Can’ initiative for raising money for food banks that feed the needy. At participating delis, you buy an empty can for £3 and then hand it back, so the deli can sell it to someone else (learn more about the scheme here, and get a list of participating delis here).
Another worthy charitable initiative is this year’s Streetsmart campaign, another ultra-simple proposition: participating restaurants add £1 to your bill, every penny of which goes to homelessness charities all over the country. Restaurants taking part – more than 1,000 of them, including some of London’s best – can be found all over the city. (Learn more about the charity here, and get a full list of participants here). Last year they raised £610,000. Let’s try to beat that, shall we?
Truswell Trust is also teaming with FareShare and Tesco to organise a national food collection, happening November 27-29. Volunteers are needed to help out at 30 Tesco Metro stores in London. If you’d like to be one of them, go here to get more info and sign up.