Central England Co-op is joining forces with food bank partners to tackle the issue of holiday hunger for children this summer.
The Summer Food Bank Appeal will run for three months from June to August and customers are being asked to drop off one or more items – ranging from food to toiletries – to help youngsters in need across the area.
Across the retailer’s trading estate of 16 counties, figures from End Child Poverty revealed that over 400,000 children are at risk of falling into holiday hunger during 2018.
As a result Central England Co-op is launching its summer campaign to collect extra donations to try and tackle the rising problem.
The items will then be used to create either bigger food parcels for families with children or to provide special packed lunches for projects that tackle holiday hunger during the summertime.
A full list of the stores taking part in the appeal can be found by visiting www.centralengland.coop/summer