Posted: Thu 21st Nov 2019

Updated: Thu 21st Nov

Can you help provide a Christmas Dinner for struggling families across Wrexham? for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Nov 21st, 2019

A local group who provide practical support to those struggling financially is aiming to provide food to every struggling household across Wrexham this Christmas.

“Given to Shine” has announced that two major supermarket chains in Wrexham – Aldis and Lidl – have agreed to donate all their food with a sell by date that will run out over the Christmas period to provide a Christmas dinner.

The group has two main priorities – waste reduction and anti poverty and they tackle poverty sustainably, reducing single use waste and preventing unnecessary items from entering landfill.

Last year the group provided food to over 1,500 people and hope to do the same this year.

To do this they need collection points across Wrexham from around 5pm – 10pm on Christmas Eve. This could be a shop, pub, church or similar community facility.

The group are also looking for volunteers to help staff from collection points and also pick-up supplies in their own vehicles and take to the collection points.

A refrigerated van with a large wheel base – a large Sprinter, Transit or similar would be ideal.

Other help needed by the group include sponsorship or donations to cover the cost of fuel and vehicle hire and a storage unit with electricity and 24 hour access where they can store temperature controlled items and build up food supplies in preparation.

They also need help to spread the word to those who could benefit from the donations such as the retired, vulnerable or those in temporary or sheltered. accommodation.

You can donate online at here or you can pop into Tŷ Pawb and leave your donation at Just Deserts. If you can help in any way please get in touch via social media @giventoshine or via email at

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