Shoppers in Northampton thanked for Tesco food donations

Tesco in Mereway held a collection for Neighbourhood Food Banks

Tesco in Mereway held a collection for Neighbourhood Food Banks

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Genereous shoppers have boosted a food bank’s stocks by donating tins, bottles and packets of food.

Tesco in Mereway organised a neighbourhood food collection to help local people in need.

It is the sixth time Tesco has held a neighbourhood food collection. The scheme started in 2012 and the retailer now runs two collections a year. This collection ran from Monday, June 29, to Sunday, July 5.

Shoppers at the store, and people who work there, donated 308 trays of food.

Customer experience manager at the store, Emma Brandon, said: “We would like to thank all of our generous customers for their support, it really has been fantastic.

“Also a big thanks to all the volunteers that helped collect and sort the donations.

“We are always looking for ways to support our local community and these donations will help a lot of local people.”

The deputy mayor of Northampton, Cllr Christopher Malpas, visited the store on Saturday to show his support and spent time talking to the volunteers about the collection.

Tesco runs the collection in conjunction with two charities, FareShare and The Trussell Trust, who distribute the food to those who need it locally. Tesco also tops up customers’ donations by 30 per cent to help the charities feed more people in need.