Supermarket chain Asda is helping youth homelessness charity Depaul UK by providing donated food to its regional facilities.
The supermarket’s distribution warehouse at Washington is collecting surplus stock orders placed by the supermarket and food that members of staff have bought and donated. Two trollies have been set aside for staff to fill with practical food items such as pasta, noodle pots, sauces and tinned products like meatballs and spaghetti. These can fill the centres' cupboards "for weeks".
Depaul’s regional facilities rely on donations such as this to feed young people who come there for help after finding themselves homeless.
Julie Duell, partnership development officer for Depaul UK, said: "Donations of this nature are just as important as being given a cash boost, as we need to have food supplies in for the young people who come to us in need of help. Often they haven’t eaten for a while and are grateful for whatever we can give them, so things like pasta meals or tinned foods that are quick to make are perfect.”