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Tesco – Food Collection

7th November 2018

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

 

From the 29th November to 1st December, Tesco are hosting the Food Collection in stores across the UK, in partnership with The Trussell Trust and FareShare. 

 

In stores collecting for Trussell Trust foodbanks, the collection points are manned by 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:

 

Slough Foodbank’s Collection will take place in Tesco Extra, Brunel Way, Wellington Street, Slough SL1 XW, between Thursday 29thNovember and Saturday 1st December from 9am to 5pm.

 

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

 

UHT milk

Sponge puddings

Tinned fruit

Tinned vegetables

Tinned vegetarian meals

Jam

Instant mash

Fruit juice

Tinned custard

 

 

 

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.

 

The work includes:

 

·             handing out Slough Foodbank shopping lists to shoppers as they come into the store

·             loading donations onto crates and into our van

·             collecting money

 

We would like you to sign up for a 4 hour slot (with a break every 2 hours) throughout the three days and we need up to 16 volunteers per slot.  

 

If this is something which you may be interested in, please contact Slough Foodbank by email at events@slough.foodbank.org.ukor by phone 01753 550303.

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