By Carly Tait, Digital Marketing
As a food business, and a co-operative founded on fairness, it’s down to us to use our resources to campaign for long-lasting change. Co-operating for a fairer world for our colleagues, members, communities and the planet.
That’s why we were one of the first retailers to join the Child Food Poverty Task Force, formed by Marcus Rashford.
We’ve asked you to sign petitions which saw the Government change its mind on funding free school meals and we’ve funded our own Co-op Academies free school meals. As well as this, we’ve donated millions to FareShare and grass root projects to help people get access to food, and built on our own local food redistribution scheme FoodShare.
In the next part of the campaign, we’ll be supporting Marcus in mobilising social media to encourage families to cook together by teaching them food skills.
Marcus has teamed up with Michelin Star chef Tom Kerridge to launch 52 recipes across the year. The recipes are focussed on being quick, easy, low cost and not requiring a huge amount of equipment to make. It’s all about keeping childrens’ bellies full using basic equipment like a kettle and a fork.
There’ll be a recipe launching each week, accompanied with a ‘how to’ video which’ll drop every Sunday at 9am on Instagram TV. It’ll involve Marcus himself, Tom Kerridge and a mix of another celebrities. You can follow @FullTimeMeals for the recipes or head over to the End Child Poverty site to download them.
We’d like your help in supporting the campaign by heading over to Social Hub where you can share our posts about Full Time across your own social media pages. To help us spread the word further you can also like, comment and share posts from Co-op or Marcus Rashford.