Tesco charity food drive

Tesco charity food drive
Tesco charity food drive

Tesco at Hilltop in Eastwood is holding a food collection for people in need.

The store is taking part in Tesco’s famous Neighbourhood Food Collection between June 30 and July 2.

Shoppers are being asked to donate food at the store on Nottingham Road to benefit local charities.

Items that are needed include rice, tea, tinned meat and fish, tinned vegetables, coffee, UHT milk and tinned fruit.

The supermarket’s biannual charity drive aims to support a wide range of people in the local area in times of crisis.

Last year shoppers across Derbyshire generously donated 15,399 meals to help local people.

The campaign will use the hashtag #everycanhelps to get people talking about the collection and remind shoppers that just one can of food makes a difference to people who find themselves without food in the cupboards.

Neil Cummins-Smith, deputy store manager at the Eastwood store, said: “We’re delighted to see all the local Tesco stores join together and run the Neighbourhood Food Collection in the area.

“Our customers were extremely generous when we held our last collection at Christmas, and we’re hoping they rise to the challenge once more.

“It’s a fantastic cause that really helps people in need in the community, which is at the heart of everything we do as a business.”

Now in its fifth year, the Neighbourhood Food Collection is run by Tesco in partnership with charity partners FareShare and the Trussell Trust.

It is held twice a year, once in summer and once in the winter.

Tesco will financially top up donations made to its collection by 20 per cent.

FareShare is a unique charity fighting hunger and its underlying causes by providing food to more than 2,400 local charities and community projects across the UK.

The charities they work with include homeless shelters, children’s breakfast clubs, women’s refuge centres and luncheon clubs for the older people.

FareShare helps to feed 194,650 people every week.

The Eastwood Tesco store will work with FareShare to re-distribute the food to people in need.