City Food Share has recently partnered with The Co-op to bring the Tap & Share campaign to its Hove stores. The Co-op, one of Britain's leading supermarket chains, known for their strong ties to local communities, and already active in charity fundraising, are ideal partners in the fight against food poverty, and CFS are thrilled at the prospect of working with them.
As of the 12th of April, The Hangleton Co-op, at 5 The Parade, has become the first of their locations to host a Tap & Share unit, with four more Hove stores confirmed for installation in the coming weeks. We are extremely grateful to Caitlin Battersby, Member Pioneer for The Co-op's Hove & Hangleton Stores, and Dale Henderson, Hangleton Store Manager, for their support and enthusiasm. With their help, we have been able to quickly and smoothly implement our contactless donation units - allowing their customers the opportunity to easily donate to their local food charities.
With homelessness and food poverty rates rising year on year, and governmental or corporate funding stretched thin across so many worthy causes, donations from the public are more vital than ever. But by making giving simple and safe, the Tap & Share campaign aims to allow a community to care for itself - ensuring the organisations dedicated to feeding the hungry have a sustainable source of year round funding.
City Food Share are confident that our Tap & Share units will meet with great success in The Co-op's Hove branches, and we are hopeful for the potential of expanding Tap & Share to their locations in other areas of Sussex. CFS are so thankful to Caitlin, Dale and The Co-op for this opportunity. With their help and the help of our other host partners, we can keep raising funds and awareness for the organisations working against food poverty by making sure that anyone who wants to give is afforded the chance to do so.