POLITICALITE joined forces with Homeless Aid UK and the UK’s biggest supermarket chain Tesco ahead of festive period to provide Christmas dinners for the homeless and needy in Greater Manchester amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Back in 2013, before launching Britain’s Number One working-class news site, our Editor and Founder, Jordan James was working nights as a store assistant at Tesco.
After going to University, he set up Politicalite, a working-class news outlet for the people and he reached out to his old employer to ask if they would lift limits on items so he could purchase in bulk.
To his surprise, Tesco head office said they would not just lift limits, but they would donate Turkey’s, Pigs in Blankets and Trimmings to help him in his mission to feed the needy and thanks to Tesco and our amazing readers across the UK, and the US-based firm Donorbox, the campaign was able to feed families and the homeless across Bolton with the help of Homeless Aid UK founded by Billa Ahmed.
Jordan and volunteers from local community groups Homeless Aid and Believe & Achieve distributed Christmas Dinners across his hometown in Bolton.
Jordan said: “It’s was so eye-opening to see the state of this country and the levels of poverty right here on our doorstep, and it’s even more evidence that the Government is failing Red Wall voters in the North.”
“Never mind the rest of the world, it’s time we helped our own people. We need to come together to help one another in these tough times.. don’t leave it to Boris the Buffoon. He’s too busy making millions for his rich mates in London amid the Pandemic.” added Jordan.
Politicalite and Homeless Aid UK also collaborated with the Bolton-based community group Believe and Achieve to distribute the Christmas dinners to families across Bolton.
Tunde Olasupo, a volunteer, said: “One of the best feelings in the world is helping others. We collaborated with Homeless Aid and Politicalite to supply Christmas dinner to families that need support within our great community.”
“Thank you Tesco for your support. We are simply at war against hunger. We are fully equipped and ready to drive Bolton forward to a fine and better future.” added Tunde.
Stephen Gibbons, Store Manager at Horwich Tesco, said: “We’re really proud to support this great cause. We support homeless charities in Manchester all year round but wanted to make an extra special donation as it’s Christmas time.”
Taylor Robinson, who has been working tirelessly as a Homeless Aid UK volunteer for several years said: “It was lovely to give out and help people amid the Pandemic. We already run street kitchens in Bolton, with the Coronavirus pandemic it’s not just homeless people who are in need, everyday families need help, and we are proud to have supported this campaign.”
Jordan added: “Christmas might be about presents, but there is a world outside your window, and the best gift you can give this Christmas is a hot meal for someone who desperately needs it.” you can still donate to help us feed even more families ahead of Christmas day, by visiting the donation page powered by Donorbox here.