Local people are being invited to put a little something extra in their shopping basket to help local people facing hunger in the lead up to this Christmas
From Thursday, November 29 to Saturday, December 1, Stratford’s Birmigham Road Tesco will be taking part in the annual National Food Collection, which encourages shoppers to donate long-life foods to help Foodbanks give food and support to people who might otherwise go hungry this Christmas.
The food donated to Stratford Foodbank will be distributed in emergency food parcels to local people referred because they cannot afford to feed themselves and their families.
It is the 11th collection to have taken place in the UK, and Tesco is topping up the value of the food donated by the public by 20%, providing additional funds to support the foodbank’s work.
Foodbank volunteers in store will greet customers with a list of items most needed by the charities, with shoppers encouraged to pick up items to donate at the end of their shop.
Stratford’s Foodbank Manager, Marion Homer, says:
“No one in Stratford upon Avon should need a foodbank at any time of year. We want to see a future where our work won’t be needed, but until then we’ll do all we can to provide help to local people. We’re expecting this December will be really busy, and we need your help to make sure people in our area don’t face going hungry this Christmas.
“It’s easy to make a difference. This Thursday, Friday or Saturday our volunteers will be collecting in store so you can have a chat with them about our work and which items are most needed. This is my 4th year as Foodbank Manger collecting at Tesco – we’ve been overwhelmed in past collections by the generosity of the community in helping each other. We’d love to have as much support again this December.”
Marion Homer 07736 611323 firstname.lastname@example.org