Specsavers in Stafford is appealing for donations of dried, tinned and long-life food, to donate to Staffordshire Women’s Aid refuge locations.

Ensuring that no one has to go hungry in the run up to Christmas, the store is collecting food items to send to local women who are seeking refuge from domestic or sexual violence. 

As well as encouraging members of the local community to drop off items, the store have been holding several Christmas jumper days where staff wearing jumpers to work are asked to donate an item. They are also offerings specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in exchange for food items.

Staff are accepting items including tinned fruit and veg, beans, soup, pasta, rice, tea, coffee, long life milk, cereal, snacks and jars of pasta sauce. The collection will run until Monday 31 December.

A word from the store director 

Store director at Specsavers Stafford, Jason Guy, said: ‘We hate to think of anyone in our community having to face hunger, especially those who are already going through a difficult time. We’ve had a great response from our customers so far and the donations just keep on coming.’

Staffordshire Women's Aid offers a free and confidential service providing specialist support for victims of domestic or sexual violence and abuse. The charity supports women in the local community with; refuge accommodation, a 24-hour helpline, advice and guidance, emotional support, counselling and children and young people services.

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