Liverpool amongst most
generous Cities in the UK
SHOPPERS in Liverpool demonstrated
their generosity earlier this month, by donating an estimated 27,783 meals to
foodbank charity The Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare,
putting them firmly in the top ten most generous towns during Tesco's Summer
Neighbourhood Food Collection.
The bi-annual food collection runs in all Tesco stores across the country, to
collect vital store cupboard essential foods, such as rice, tea, tinned meat and
fish and UHT milk, for people in need.
The food collected in this store helped contribute towards the estimated total
of 2.8 million meals collected for the charities by all Tesco stores nationwide
Caroline Silke, head of community at Tesco, said:- "We're over the moon
with the huge number of food donations we've had, resulting in such an amazing
number of meals to give to those in need. It really demonstrates the generosity
of the people of Liverpool. Thank you for once again supporting us, and making
this collection so successful!" Now in its 5th year, the Neighbourhood Food Collection is run in partnership
with Tesco, FareShare and The Trussell Trust. It is held twice a year in all
Tesco stores, once in summer and once in the winter.
Tesco will financially top up donations made to the collection by 20%. For more
information about the Neighbourhood Food Collection, please go