Food aid help call
A call has gone out for volunteers in North Lanarkshire to help with the nationwide Tesco Food Collection for people in need this Christmas.
Leading food charities Fareshare and The Trussell Trust are looking for members of the public to help at donation points at Tesco stores from Thursday, November 29, to Saturday, December 1, 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.
Tesco will top up customer donations by 20 per cent to further support the two charities in their work.
Emma Revie, chief executive of The Trussell Trust, said: “Foodbanks across the country will be doing all they can to provide emergency support so people don’t go hungry this Christmas, but to make sure everyone referred receives vital help our network needs your support. The more people volunteering with foodbanks at the Tesco Food Collection, the more food will be collected from generous shoppers, and the better prepared foodbanks will be for their busiest time of year.”
People can find out about local stores supporting The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network and sign up to volunteer at www.trusselltrust.org/getinvolved/tesco-food-collection/ volunteer