In September, SPAR UK launched a new Nurture our Neighbourhood campaign in partnership with the food redistribution charity FareShare. The campaign, titled ‘Giving One Million Meals’, would see SPAR donating £250,000 to FareShare. For every £1 donated, FareShare could redistribute enough food for the equivalent of 4 meals to communities across the UK. This would result in the equivalent of one million meals being donated to local charities in SPAR communities by FareShare.
A team from SPAR UK recently travelled to FareShare to present the £250,000 donation. Additionally the team volunteered in the warehouse to help get food to charities and community groups in the local area.
Suzanne Dover, SPAR UK brand and marketing director, said: “Supporting the community is at the heart of what we do. It was a privilege to volunteer at FareShare’s regional centre and see how SPAR UK’s donation will make a real difference to our communities this winter.”
Throughout 2023, SPAR wholesaler for Scotland, CJ Lang & son Ltd., has supported charities and local causes throughout Scotland. So far this year, approximately £165,000 has been donated across 300 Scottish organisations, groups and charities. Beneficiaries have included Langlee Carnival, Kirrie Thistle CFC Girls 14s football team, Dundee Pride, Neilston Players and Neilston Santa Sleigh Group, Reengage charity, Cycle Speedway League, Cults Parish Church and Change Centre Dundee and many more.
Colin McLean, CEO SPAR Scotland, said: “Being at the heart of local communities is hugely important to us and as a genuinely Scottish business, it’s even more important that we support good causes around the country. Our SPAR stores are in different localities across Scotland, where our customers have been very supportive. As a neighbourhood convenience store, it’s only fitting that we give something back.”
Source: SPAR UK.
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The United Kingdom became a SPAR member in 1956 when SPAR International granted the SPAR licence to a group of independent wholesalers. There are five regional organisations in the UK, continually building the brand’s presence. A central office in London provides national marketing and buying services for the group. SPAR UK comprises independently owned, licensed, retailers and company-owned stores.