Sidmouth supermarket helps out children living in poverty
- Credit: Waitrose Sidmouth
This summer, Sidmouth’s Waitrose store has handed over a raft of cheques to local charities and schools to help support children who are living in poverty.
Since May, the Waitrose and John Lewis Partnership’s theme for their Give a Little Love campaign, which supports charities and causes in the community, has been ‘preventing child poverty’.
The Sidmouth Waitrose branch chose six charities and two schools to benefit from their most recent round of donations. These were: Devon Young Carers, Space, Action for Children, Home-start Exeter Mid and East Devon, Sidmouth Primary School, Sidmouth College, Pete's Dragons, Project Food and Stop Abuse For Everyone. Each of the charities received a donation of £333 from Waitrose and Partners, Sidmouth.
The business has between May and July this year donated in excess of £1million to more than 1,000 local charities and community organisations, with the aim of helping to end child poverty across the UK for good.
A total of more than two million children experienced food insecurity between March and August in the UK last year and 850,000 children reported that they or their families visited a food bank.