26th August 2016


Cyrenians were invited by Fareshare Westmidlands to attend a meeting back in June to see if we could make use of food that would otherwise be wasted. Fareshare have set up a new project involving Tesco’s in Walsgrave and surplus food they are willing to donate.

The project is so far working extremely well.  Our Shop Manager, Jenny Sheridan makes a trip to Tesco once a week and is greeted by friendly Tesco staff who are more than willing  to help load up her car with food and sometimes toys too.

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This is a great benefit to our charity as we are able to sell the food in our coffee shop, Windsor’s , enabling us to offer customers a wider range on the food menu. 




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Any toys that they donate are sold in Refreshed.  All profits are put back into the services that we provide for the homeless, which is fantastic.


The staff at Tesco are also planning to volunteer and fundraise for Cyrenians.