Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Homeless UK Veteran Inspired Supermarket Employees To Help

Homeless veteran caught shoplifting inspires Tesco staff to help people living on the streets
The Star UK
Sam Jackson
December 15, 2015
Rachel said: “We had crisps, bread from our bakery, pancakes, croissants, apples, bananas and oranges. One of our supervisors had bought some sandwiches out of his own money and we gave those out with tea and coffee.
Staff from Tesco on Saville Street in Sheffield gave out food and clothes for the homeless in Sheffield on Friday night.
When staff at a Sheffield supermarket found a homeless veteran stealing food from their shelves, they didn’t call the police.

Instead, they provided the hungry man with tea, cake and a roast turkey dinner – and listened to how he came to be living on the streets.

His story inspired staff at Tesco on Savile Street, in Burngreave, to do more to help the homeless men and women in the city.

And on Friday evening they took to the streets of the city centre to hand out food and hot drinks.

Rachel Liszka, the store’s community champion, said: “We have recently noticed the rise in homeless people in Sheffield and decided it is time to help.

“We had a homeless veteran come into our shop who was caught shoplifting because he was hungry.
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