Charity seeking hundreds of
"heroes against hunger" this Christmas
FOOD redistribution charity, 'FareShare
Merseyside' are searching for hundreds of "heroes against hunger" to
volunteer for 3 hours during the next Neighbourhood Food Collection, which
takes place at Tesco stores across the UK, from Thursday, 1 December 2016 to Saturday,
3 December 2016.
Volunteers will spread Christmas cheer as they encourage shoppers to donate 1
or 2 long life items such as packets of pasta, boxes of breakfast cereal, and
tins of tomatoes. FareShare will redistribute the donated food to local
charities including homeless shelters, children's breakfast clubs, women's
refuges, and older people's lunch clubs, alongside a wide range of fresh produce
that it receives from the food and drink industry.
Mark Hall, Development Manager at FareShare Merseyside, says:- "You don't
need any special skills or superpowers to be a hero against hunger this
Christmas, you just need to stand in your local supermarket for a few hours,
chat to shoppers and encourage them to give a little something if they can. In
just three hours, you could collect enough tins, cans and packets to provide 500
meals for people in need, so it's a quick and easy way to make a practical
difference, and it can be a lot of fun too, especially if you round up your
friends, family, colleagues, neighbours, members of your book group… the more
Tesco stores collecting food donations on be˝ of FareShare during the
Neighbourhood Food Collection include: Edge Hill Metro, Aigburgh Metro,
Liverpool Metro, Newton-Le-Willows, Haydock Church Road, Liverpool One, St
Helens Metro, Walton Liverpool Metro.
Other Tesco stores will be collecting food donations for food bank charity, The
During the last Neighbourhood Food Collection, held in July, Tesco shoppers
donated enough food to provide 2.8 million meals for hungry and vulnerable
people across the UK.
People interested in volunteering for the event can sign up either as an
individual or as a team