So the #22mealsforacoffee hashtag is still going viral and the original post is second only to the original Hunger Hurts for hits on my blog now, with 100,000 today alone.
In the meantime, Ocado and Tesco have expressed an interest in adding a ‘Food bank pack’ to their online shop as an option for people to donate…
But while they make their minds up in their offices – (I mean, it can’t be much more difficult than inserting a button, adding it onto the online shop, the picker that does the online orders segregates the food bank bit into a big separate box in the store/warehouse, and they deliver once a day?) – I’ve found an EASY way to donate that £3 from the comfort of your sofa.
Simply text FBUK13 £3 to 70070 to donate to the Trussell Trust, the UKs largest provider of emergency food packs. The Trussell Trust aren’t the only food bank provider in the UK, with many churches, Salvation Army halls, community centres, charities and community groups also organising their own for their neighbourhoods.
BUT if you can’t get out to do that shop, or you don’t know where your nearest food bank is, or you ‘would’ click that online shop button but it just doesn’t exist yet – then you can still help get emergency food parcels to people that need it.
Text FBUK13 £3 to 70070 to donate those #22mealsforacoffee, or a pint of beer, or a new nail polish, or a phone vote for I’m an x factor celebrity that’s got talent in the jungle – whatever you might have spent it on, please do this instead.
Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe. Facebook: www.facebook.com/agirlcalledjack
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