As soon as school closures were announced due to the pandemic, thoughts immediately turned to how children eligible for free school meals would get fed.
Concerned by the urgent need, we set to work repurposing our platform to enable schools to purchase supermarket vouchers to distribute to families directly. At present Huggg supermarket vouchers can be spent at Asda, Aldi, Iceland, Marks & Spencer, McColl’s, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
It’s been such a privilege to be able to put our resources and team to work on this vitally important problem and want to help anyone in need, so please share this post with schools and trusts who might be in search of an immediate solution. Our first schools in London, Bristol and Birmingham are now successfully using the platform to distribute vouchers with more being provided with access every day.
UPDATE: The platform is now also available to charitable organisations looking to send food and welfare vouchers to any families or individuals in need.
For guidance about using Huggg to send food and welfare vouchers please click the relevant links below.👇
A full list of FAQs for both voucher senders and receivers can be found here but below are the answers to some of our most regularly received questions:
A. No, simply follow the instructions that were included with the voucher. More information on how to use your voucher can be found here.
A. Head here to get yourself signed up. The sign up process is free, simple and should only take a few minutes to complete.
A. Tell them to head here for more information or to get started. We’ll take care of them from that point.
A. Supermarket vouchers purchased via the Huggg platform can be redeemed at participating Asda, Aldi, Iceland, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose stores.
A. We can have your school, trust or charity set up on the platform on the same day you submit your sign up form. Get started here.
A. As long as there is a need for it
A. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org