Motion ref. S5M-22173
ASDA Hamilton Donate Meals to Good Causes
Submitted by: Richard Lyle, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Friday, June 26, 2020
Supported by: Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Joan McAlpine, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance
That the Parliament recognises ASDA Hamilton on its incredible work during the COVID-19 pandemic to help get food to local people; understands that ASDA Hamilton, through its Fight Hunger Create Change Campaign, has invested more than £20 million over three years to support FareShare and the Trussell Trust to tackle poverty; notes that, as part of this initiative, ASDA stores across Scotland have been donating food directly to charities and community groups through their back-of-store food donation scheme; understands that ASDA Hamilton has donated 3,482 meals to local good causes supporting people during the pandemic, and that this food, which is fresh and of good quality, benefits the local community and is accessed by vulnerable people, which also contributes to saving food waste; congratulates the team at the store on their efforts, not only to get meals to local people during the pandemic, but also in keeping their store open for vulnerable people in the community to ensure continued access to food, and wishes the team at the ASDA Hamilton store all the very best for the future.