Woolworths is calling on shoppers to provide a meal to share the Christmas spirit

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Browns Plains Woolworths assistant store manager Steve Lewis, produce team leader Brett Hardy and store manager Vivienne Schreiber.
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Browns Plains Woolworths assistant store manager Steve Lewis, produce team leader Brett Hardy and store manager Vivienne Schreiber.

SUPERMARKET shoppers can share the spirit of Christmas at Woolworths stores by buying an OzHarvest token for 50 cents to help provide a meal for an Australian in need.

OzHarvest supports more than 1000 charitable agencies across Australia helping to feed people who are vulnerable.

The supermarket chain hopes to raise $1 million for OzHarvest through this year’s appeal.

That would provide two million meals for families in need.

​Last year, Woolworths customers raised more than $750,000, enough for 1.5 million meals.

With the support of surplus fresh food from Woolworths stores and other donors, for as little as 50 cents OzHarvest can deliver a meal to someone who needs it most.

OzHarvest Queensland state manager Amy Cobb said the Christmas appeal would help them get good food to people in need over the festive season.

“For many families in Australia, Christmas will not mean a nourishing meal and an abundance of joy,” she said.

Woolworths group manager Ryan Lancaster said customers could add a 50 cent meal donation to their shopping at Woolworths stores or online.

“For just 50 cents customers can play their part in sharing that spirit beyond their families and friends and help provide a meal for someone this festive season and support the growing need for hunger relief across the region,” he said.

Customers can place their name on a token purchased and hang them on the Christmas tree in the store.