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Tesco – Food Collection

7th November 2017

Help us support people facing hunger this winter by joining us for the UK’s biggest food collection.

 

From the 30th November to 2ndDecember, we’re hosting a food collection with Tesco as part of the tenth Food Collection.

 

The Tesco Food Collection is manned by Trussell Trust volunteers who will hand out shopping lists of tinned and dried goods at stores to encourage customers to buy an extra item of food or two during their shop. Customers can then kindly donate these items to their local foodbank on their way out of the store at a food collection point.

 

These donations will be used to provide three-days of emergency food to people in crisis.Foodbanks work with frontline professionals to identify people in need and issue them with a foodbank voucher. These include organisations such as children’s centres, housing associations, welfare agencies and community mental health teams.

 

Following the collection, Tesco generously tops up the customer food donations gifting an extra 20% as a financial contribution to the foodbanks. Every donated item will not only help provide vital food for people experiencing crisis, but gain additional top up funding that will help Trussell Trust foodbanks provide much needed further support.

 

We are thrilled that Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket, shares our vision that no one should go hungry, and is working together with The Trussell Trust and FareShare to empower local communities to fight poverty.

 

Will you join us to help stop UK hunger?

 

Donate in store:

 

Our volunteers will be handing out shopping lists during the day, so please consider donating an item or two at your nearest store, to help stop people going hungry in your community.

 

Here are some food items that we currently need:

 

Long life milk

Tinned Meat

Tinned Fish

Tinned fruit

Tinned Custard

Rice Pudding

Sponge Pudding

Tinned Peas/Carrots

Tinned spaghetti

Long Life Fruit Juice

 

 

Volunteer:

 

You can have fun and change lives by giving up just a few hours of your time to help collect the items essential to providing emergency food parcels.

 

We are looking for friendly, hardworking volunteers to greet customers and give out shopping lists.

We also need volunteers who are happy to help load heavy tins into the Slough Foodbank van.

 

For more information email: events@slough.foodbank.org.uk or call 01753 550303

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