I was at the Mold branch of Tesco’s encouraging people to donate food to the Flintshire Food Bank.
Following each Neighbourhood Food Collection Tesco’s’ top up their customers’ donations by 20%, which helps both charities to feed even more people across the UK.
The Trussell Trust redistributes its top-up to food banks depending on how much food is collected at the food bank’s partnered Tesco store. This money is then used to purchase items of food and day-to-day running costs.
Since the first Neighbourhood Food Collection, Tesco’s has collected over 38 million meals. It’s really easy to donate food in a Tesco store. Simply pick up any of the items on either shopping list, and leave it at the food collection point in one of our stores. Over 600 of stores also have permanent collection points, which means you can donate food all year round.
Flintshire Foodbank would be grateful for:
• Tinned meat
• Tinned fish
• Tinned vegetables
• Instant mashed potato
• Cooking sauces
• Tinned tomatoes
• Fruit juice (long life)
• Tinned fruit
• Breakfast cereals
• Tinned rice pudding
• Tinned sponge pudding
• Milk (UHT or powdered)
• Instant coffee/Tea bags
• Sugar (500g)
• Biscuits or snack bars
I would like to thank Tesco staff for helping to collect food that is so desperately needed. But I would also like to thank all the people who have donated so far. The generosity of the people of Delyn knows no bounds.
Foodbanks ensure that the most vulnerable people in our society are given the food they so urgently need. Their team of volunteers and staff work tirelessly round the clock giving people not only food, but compassion in some of their darkest times. I hope that everyone who can is able to donate to the foodbank this Christmas time.
It is terribly sad that we need foodbanks in Flintshire. This food drive gives us a chance to come together and make sure that no family goes hungry this Christmas.