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Food for thought: how to eat for a good cause

Posted at 12:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Food & Drink, News
Key Frame One empty can charity

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.

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