Posted 15 Nov 2019
Emergency Chocolate media release
Shelter launches ‘Emergency Chocolate’ range so shoppers can help fight the housing emergency this Christmas
With 320,000 people in Britain currently without a home, the country’s leading housing and homelessness charity, Shelter, has launched its first ever range of festive ‘Emergency Chocolate’ bars – to raise vital funds to fight the housing emergency.
The tasty trio of milk chocolate treats – a chunky 200g bar costing £10, a 100g bar costing £5, and a chocolate coin costing just £2 – will make an ideal last-minute present, stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.
Shelter’s Emergency Chocolate range has been made with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients, such as soya, cocoa butter and vanilla, and shoppers can buy them in selected Shelter shops and on the charity’s online Christmas store at: www.shelter.org.uk/chocolate
With every bar or coin of Emergency Chocolate sold enabling Shelter to support and help people struggling with homelessness and bad housing, this is a festive gift that keeps on giving.
For further information, images or sample requests please contact the Shelter press office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
o Shelter Emergency Chocolate range ingredients:
· EMERGENCY CHOCOLATE BAR INGREDIENTS: Milk Chocolate Bar Contain: Cocoa Solids 33% Min. Milk Solids 14% Min. Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole MILK Powder, Emulsifier; SOYA Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavour.
· Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients listed in BOLD. May contain: NUT, GLUTEN & EGG traces.
· EMERGENCY CHOCOLATE COIN INGREDIENTS: Milk Chocolate Coin Contains: Cocoa Solids 32% Min. Milk Solids 18% Min. Sugar, Whole MILK Powder, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, MILK fat, Emulsifier; Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavour.
· Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients listed in BOLD. May contain: NUT & SOYA traces.
o 320,000 people recorded homeless in Britain is calculated by Shelter using mainly official homelessness statistics on rough sleeping and temporary accommodation, augmented by data from FOI’s and hostel spaces from Homeless Link. Most of the data is from Q1 2018, and ‘hidden homelessness’ such as sofa-surfing is not included.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. We campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. For free and independent advice from Shelter visit: https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help