As food banks brace themselves for their toughest winter yet, with over a million emergency food parcels expected to be distributed nationally between December and February, Slough Foodbank is urging shoppers to donate to this year’s Tesco Winter Food Collection.
From Thursday 30 November to Saturday 2 December, customers at Tesco Extra Slough and Tesco Taplow will be encouraged to pick up an extra item or two as part of their weekly shop to drop in special donation trollies on the way out of store.
The need for donations is greater than ever this winter as many people struggle to afford essential items.. Anyone who makes a donation at the Tesco Winter Collection, will be helping ensure that Slough Foodbank can support people in the local community who cannot afford the essentials this winter.
Customers are being asked to donate essential items including:
- Tinned Fruit
- Sponge/Rice Puddings
- Long-Life Juice
- Tinned Tuna
- Tinned Carrots
- Cooking sauces
- Shaving foam/gel
- Toothbrushes (Adult)
- Washing-up liquid
Laura Cole, Manager of Slough Foodbank, is urging local people in Slough to give generously to the food collection during their supermarket shop.
Laura Cole, said:
“No one in the Slough area should be facing hunger and we want to see an end to local people needing emergency food at all. While we work alongside other food banks in the Trussell Trust network to bring about long-term change to ensure everyone has enough money for the essentials, any donations of our most-needed items will be invaluable.
Thanks to Tesco and the generosity of its customers, we hope to continue to offer vital support to families and children over the coming months, which will know will be particularly tough for many people in the local area.”