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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


Sainsbury’s will donate food free of charge which may include fresh food (within their use by date), that is fit for human consumption to charity. You must help local people in need and be in a position to use donated food to support your beneficiaries.

NB: some fresh food maybe donated to animal charities, but only if there are not any suitable people charities in an area.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Sainsbury’s Local Food Donation Partners must be registered charities and have appropriate Food Hygiene certification.

When to apply

Contact your local Sainsbury's store at any time.

How to apply

Contact your local Sainsbury's store.

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Activites funded: Animal welfare Social care & welfare

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