Plea for volunteers to help Trussell Trust and FareShare charities with foodbank collections in Tesco stores
The need for donations to help the food banks and community groups which the two charities support is more vital than ever this year given the pressures caused by Covid-19.
FareShare is looking for people to volunteer at donation points in store whilst the Trussell Trust is looking for social media volunteers to share shopping lists on social media to encourage people to donate.
During the collection customers are encouraged to donate long-life food to help food banks and community groups support people this Christmas. Tesco will top up customer donations by 20% in cash to aid the two charities in their work.
Last year, three million meals were collected as part of the Tesco Food Collection.Since the food collection’s launch in 2012, more than 76 million meals have been donated to the two charities by generous Tesco customers.
Foodbanks in the Trussell Trust’s network are expecting to give out six emergency food parcels every minute this winter.
FareShare has tripled the amount of food it has been providing since the start of the pandemic and will be supplying food to 11,000 front-line charities and community groups this winter.