volunteers sought for Christmas food collection
are being sought in Burnham-On-Sea to help with a nationwide food
collection to help people in need this Christmas.
Leading food charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust are looking
for members of the public to help with donation points at Burnham's
Tesco store from Thursday November 30th to Saturday December 2nd
as part of the Tesco Food Collection.
The annual collection will see Tesco customers encouraged to donate
long-life food to help foodbanks and community groups support people
in need this Christmas.
says it will top up customer donations by 20% to further support
the two charities in their work.
To make this years collection a success volunteers are needed
to hand out shopping lists to customers, so they can see the food
items needed by foodbanks and community groups in their area, and
to answer questions customers have.
Samantha Stapley, Operations Manager for The Trussell Trust said:
"Foodbanks across the country will be doing all they can to
provide emergency support so people dont go hungry this Christmas,
but to make sure everyone referred receives vital help our network
needs your support."
more people volunteering with foodbanks at the Food Collection,
the more food will be collected from generous shoppers, and the
better prepared foodbanks will be for their busiest time of year."
Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO said: Volunteers collect an
average of 600 meals per shift, so we really cant overestimate
how important their contribution is. If you can spare an hour or
so to volunteer in your local store this December, please do, and
please encourage your friends, family and colleagues to get involved
as well. Youll be making an enormous difference.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, added: "Together we
can make a real difference this Christmas through Tescos Food
Collection scheme. Our customers have been incredibly generous in
recent years and with the help of volunteers we hope to collect
even more this year to support those who really need it."
year, 3.4 million meals were collected in the Tesco Food Collection,
and since the launch in 2012, more than 46 million meals have been
donated to the two charities by generous Tesco customers aross the