THE SUBWAY store in Peacehaven is joining the rest of the chain’s outlets nationwide in raising money for the Salvation Army.
On Thursday May 19 customers will be able to swap cans of food for sub sandwiches for one day only.
Between 12pm and 6pm, two cans of food can be exchanged for a free six inch Sub and four cans of food for a footlong Sub.
All cans of food will go to local Salvation Army community and social centres to help those in need.
The charitable partnership is the first of its kind in the UK. Donation containers will be set up at over 130 SUBWAY® stores across the region.
The cans will be given to Salvation Army community churches and social centres across the south and south east, to help those most in need.
This includes supporting families and older people on low incomes with food parcels, offering cans to people sleeping rough and those without a home from Salvation Army drop in and advice centres.
Major Ray Irving, director of social services at The Salvation Army said: “We’re delighted that local Subway stores in the south have chosen to support people in need in this very practical way.
“Often when people are faced with hard times, they turn to The Salvation Army for practical and emotional help.
“Our funds are very limited and so this donation from local SUBWAY® franchisees is greatly appreciated and will help us offer food to those who are struggling to provide the basics for the table.”
Development agent for Sussex, Hampshire and Isle of Wight at the Subway, Murray Speirs, said: “Subway stores are run by local business people and we are always looking for ways to get involved in our local communities.
“The Salvation Army does a fantastic job helping those in need and we are proud to be supporting their cause.
“We’d like to encourage everyone to come along, donate, get a FREE Sub and help a good cause.”