M&S Food for Shelter

M&S Food for Shelter

13:59 PM, 27th November 2017, About 4 years ago 47

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Along with 12 other charities our reader Luke would like to point out that Marks and Spencers supports the anti-landlord charity Shelter.

“I’ve just popped out of my office to grab a sandwich from M&S and it would appear that a number of their products (in the sandwich section, at least) are having 5% of the cost donated to Shelter! Perhaps it’s worth letting members know to avoid such items and possibly even question M&S’s motives for this. I feel re-education is required.”

The M&S website says:

“Offer some shelter this Christmas

Twelve years with Shelter
We’ve been working in partnership with housing and homelessness charity Shelter for more than 12 years and, thanks to the generosity of our customers, we’ve raised £2.8 million through the sale* of our festive Food on the Move range of sandwiches, rolls and drinks.

Shelter’s free national helpline is open all year round to offer expert advice, support and legal aid to anyone struggling with issues related to housing and homelessness, no matter what their situation. It is manned by experts who will listen to and support people, and can help them take action or negotiate on their behalf. Just one call to Shelter can be the difference between somebody losing their home and keeping it.

How you can get involved
Five per cent of the sales from our Festive Collection for Shelter will go to help people struggling with homelessness and poor housing, so all you have to do to help is head to your nearest store and choose a festive drink, sandwich or snack. Right now, the money raised from these sales helps fund all calls answered by the Shelter helpline over Christmas.”

 



Comments

by Dr Rosalind Beck

16:13 PM, 2nd December 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Jamie Moodie at 02/12/2017 - 15:57
Yes, absolutely, Jamie. I heard maybe one thing from Polly Neate that seemed a bit conciliatory but nothing of any substance. There has been no u-turn by them and we have to always maintain our guard. Changing the Chief Executive has not changed what Shelter is. You put it very well regarding how we are used and abused as part of their narrative.

by Jay James

17:26 PM, 2nd December 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 02/12/2017 - 15:35
Just logged in. What do you mean? (I've got a feeling I might be missing something obvious).

by loretta wight

18:48 PM, 2nd December 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mandy Thomson at 02/12/2017 - 15:28
if you go to the council dept now they all have welfare/housing officers not only do they give advice but they also allocate temp housing for the homeless. Scotland is different to England in that they must give a roof over someones head prior to investigating the situation. You could by definition say that temp accommodation is not homeless. Anyway so we no longer need Shelter.

by loretta wight

18:49 PM, 2nd December 2017, About 4 years ago

if you go to the council dept now they all have welfare/housing officers not only do they give advice but they also allocate temp housing for the homeless. Scotland is different to England in that they must give a roof over someones head prior to investigating the situation. You could by definition say that temp accommodation is not homeless. Anyway so we no longer need Shelter. Where is the fishing rod?

by Smithy

2:21 AM, 3rd December 2017, About 4 years ago

I volunteer at a local Winter Night Shelter. We provide a cooked dinner, a bed in a nice warm Church hall and breakfast for homeless men and women.
The local Co-op have chosen us as their nominated Charity and last week presented us with a cheque for £2,300 from the sale of their carrier bags. That really makes a difference as we run on a tight budget. Three cheers for the Co-op!

by terry sullivan

7:45 AM, 3rd December 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Jay James at 02/12/2017 - 17:26
joseph rowntree foundation

by James Barnes

15:57 PM, 19th December 2017, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by philip allen at 02/12/2017 - 09:42
For what it's worth I've been taking in lodgers and renting rooms since I bought my first property. If you want to boycott a certain brand of sandwiches in the belief that it changes housing policy and improves Joe Public's perception of landlords though, you go ahead!

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