Local Foodbank Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed to help collect food for two charities in local Tesco stores.

    The Trussell Trust and FareShare have joined forces with Tesco to provide food parcels to people in crisis this Christmas. They’re looking for volunteers to collect food items at Tesco stores for handing out to people in the greatest need locally.

    Chief Executive of the Trussell Trust, Emma Revie, says just the presence of volunteers in a Tesco store can make a real difference to the number of food items donate to food banks.

    CEO at FareShare South West, Julian Mines, says with people struggling with heating bills and living costs, organisations like his will be in greater demand this Christmas. 

    The two charities are most keen to recruit helpers to work in Tesco stores in Chard and Ilminster where they say demand for food banks will be especially high over the festive period.


    To volunteer go to https://fareshare.org.uk/foodcollection/ or https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/tesco-food-collection/ 

    "You could donate a couple of hours of time and volunteer during the collection or you could donate food to your local Tesco’s donation point. Please do get in touch to hear about volunteering opportunities.” The Tesco Food Collection is the biggest collection of its kind in the UK, and a vital source of food for the two charities.

    The Tesco Food Collection is the biggest collection of its kind in the UK, and a vital source of food for the two charities.

    To date, Tesco customers have donated more than 40 million meals during the in-store collections to support their work.

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