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Asda donates 100,000 meals to charities in year

From left, Elaine Livingstone of Asda, Portadown Cares chairman David Taylor and Asda’s Kate Hamilton
From left, Elaine Livingstone of Asda, Portadown Cares chairman David Taylor and Asda’s Kate Hamilton

By Staff Reporter

Asda has revealed it has donated more than 100,000 meals to Northern Ireland charities since September last year.

It's part of the retail giant's Fight Hunger Create Change programme, which is a partnership with FareShare and the Trussell Trust designed to tackle food poverty.

Northern Ireland was the first region to roll-out the initiative, which sees unsold surplus food from 16 Asda stores collected and redistributed to local charities across the country via the FareShare Go service.

Since the programme launched, 86 charities and organisations have signed up, with Asda's Shore Road, Portadown, Coleraine and Bangor stores topping the table for donations.

One of the groups which benefits from the programme is Portadown Cares, a charity providing practical help to people who have fallen on hard times.

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