A ‘HELP Feed People In Need’ event will take place at Forfar Tesco this Saturday and Sunday to encourage local people to donate much needed food.
Thousands of Tesco staff members, together with FareShare and Trussell Trust volunteers and Tesco Retired Staff Association members will be on hand to help customers who will be given special shopping lists to encourage them to buy everyday food items like cereals, rice, instant coffee, tinned food and sauces. Collections will take place between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Tesco stores
Tesco will be topping up total donations by 30 per cent and will also be providing funding to both organisations to help them build on the vital work they do helping people in communities across the country.
As part of Tesco’s commitment to helping families and individuals in need, the retailer plans to run further food collections in partnership with FareShare and Trussell Trust in the coming months to help provide people with food.
Malcolm Brown, Angus Foodbank Manager said: “Angus Foodbank began distributing food four weeks ago as more people struggle to make ends meet in the current economic climate.
“This Christmas will be tough for many local people so Angus Foodbank is delighted to be part of Tesco’s ‘Help Feed People in Need’ appeal.
“We’re hoping that many local people will donate at a Tesco store to help stop people going hungry in Angus this Christmas.”
Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, added: “We recently held some local food collections and were overwhelmed by the support from our customers, who have shown incredible generosity.
“I hope they’ll support the biggest ever food collection in the UK and help us to feed hundreds of thousands of people in need.”