Published on 21 May 2022, by Gainsboroughlive | No comments yet |
St Georges School can receive your tokens in Tesco to help them fund the school food bank. The food bank is always in need of funding and has seen its use increase since its inception. St George’s food bank helps to feed hungry mouths by tackling food poverty with a free fortnightly food stall at the Primary school located in Park Springs, Gainsborough. This area of Gainsborough had a child poverty rate of 35% in 2020. This means that when you see three children, one of them will be living below the breadline. On their twitter and Facebook pages the school said: “If you or your family members are in Tesco, be sure to put your tokens in our tub! (Plus, if you ask nicely, they’ll usually give you a few extra!!)” St George’s School is amongst the three organisations to receive tokens until 30th June 2022. The other organisations are The Bearded Fishermen and Hillcrest Early Years Academy. Tesco Community Grants support thousands of local community projects and good causes across the UK. The scheme is open to all registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people. Community groups across the UK are being invited to apply for funding for local projects that matter to them. The Tesco Community Grant scheme will award grants to charities and community organisations to fund local good causes whose focus is on supporting children and families. Funding pots of £500, £1000 and £1500 will be available for projects and Tesco customers will be able to choose which project receives the most funding by voting in store every time they shop. Eligible projects include breakfast or holiday lunch clubs, food banks, youth clubs or schools. Originally launched in 2016 as Bags of Help the scheme has supported over 36,000 community groups with more than £86million in grants since 2016, including 2,000 sports teams and 1,400 groups supporting vulnerable older people. The programme is available across the UK and is administered by community charity, Groundwork with support from greenspace scotland to support projects in Scotland.

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