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Pret a Manger in Ashford Designer Outlet to donate leftover food to homeless charities

A new sandwich and coffee chain is on the hunt for charities to partner up with and help feed the town's homeless.

Pret a Manger - which recently opened in the Designer Outlet - is looking to donate leftover food from its store to organisations in Ashford, including hostels and charities supporting those without homes.

The chain has been donating unsold food since it launched its first shop in Victoria, London in 1986.

Work on the Designer Outlet extension (9885936)
Work on the Designer Outlet extension (9885936)

The launch of the Pret Foundation has seen more than 3 million meals distributed to people across the UK each year - which would have otherwise ended up in waste sites.

Now, the company is looking to introduce the scheme in Ashford and is searching for organisations to team up with.

A Pret spokesman said: “Ever since Pret opened its very first shop in 1986 in Victoria, London, we’ve been giving away our unsold food to homeless people.

Ashford MP Damian Green has shared the appeal(10029708)
Ashford MP Damian Green has shared the appeal(10029708)

"At the end of each day, the Pret Charity Run ensures that this food goes to local charity partners supporting the homeless.

"Having recently opened our shop at Ashford Designer Outlet, we’d love to bring this initiative to the local community and to those who need it.”

For more information about this initiative or to get involved, email charityfooddonations@pret.com

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