The Liberal Democrat MP talked to employees at the store who help to promote Age UK’s Advice for Carers guide during Carer’s Week 2014. The booklet offers a wide range of information to those who may be caring for a friend or loved one, ranging from practical tips, to telephone numbers to call for further help.
The local MP also spoke to the Store Manager about the local store’s work with a variety of charities. Sainsbury’s work with a number of charities nationwide; and the Muswell Hill branch also work to support local charities, such as Action for Kids, for whom they hold regular bag-packing and charity collection days.
As well as this, all food which has passed its shelf life (but not its sell by date) is passed to the Soup Kitchen in Muswell Hill, and the store has a no food waste to landfill policy.
After the visit, Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“It was encouraging to discuss the current projects that Sainsbury’s are involved in. It is community based work, which is so important for the area and local people. They are setting a great example and it is great to the see the work they are doing to highlight the Advice for Carers guide.
“I look forward to visiting some of the projects they are working on and attending their fundraising events.”