You can help stop hunger
THIS week shoppers at the Long Eaton Tesco supermarket will be given an opportunity to help people in need at Christmas.
From Thursday to Saturday (27th to 29th November), the town’s foodbank’s volunteers will be at the store from 9am to 5pm to collect food donations. Customers will be given a special selected shopping list when they enter Tesco’s and asked to pick up an item of non-perishable food, such as long-life milk, cereal, tinned foods, sugar, tea and coffee, before donating it at the end of their shop.
All the food from the foodbank collection goes directly to the local Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank, and is then provided to people in the area who are struggling to put food on the table.
“The Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank offers a vital lifeline to individuals and families in crisis,” explained Peter Lindahl, a spokesperson for the charity. “It provides emergency food supplies for three days to those in crisis, in exchange for vouchers, obtained from front-line care professionals, such as health visitors, social workers, church leaders and community workers.
“By donating an item of food at the Tesco store this week shoppers can help stop people going hungry in the community this Christmas.”
The Long Eaton and Sawley foodbank is one of 420 foodbanks in the UK working in partnership with The Trussell Trust. An ecumenical Christian charity, it was set up by a small band of volunteers from churches in the area, in partnership with local communities. All the food handed out is donated by the public, churches, supermarkets and catering firms.
* Matthew 25:35-36: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…”