Appeal for volunteers
THE Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank is seeking volunteers to help with its food collection at the Tesco supermarket in Long Eaton next week.
“We are looking for people to help with the shoppers’ donations on Friday, July 4 and Saturday July 5, between the hours of 1 to 3 pm and 3 to 5 pm,” said Tarnia Lefevre, the charity’s volunteer co-ordinator.
Customers at the Tesco supermarket will be given a special selected shopping list when they enter the store 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. Collections will take place between 9am – 6pm at the store from Thursday, July 3 to Saturday, July 5.
The food will be distributed by the Long Eaton & Sawley foodbank to people in the area who are struggling to put food on the table.
As well as hosting the collection, Tesco will also 'top-up' the food donations by 30%, making the shopper’s gifts go even further.
The foodbank provides emergency food supplies for three days to local families, single parents and individuals in crisis, in exchange for vouchers, obtained from front-line care professionals, such as health visitors, social workers, church leaders and community workers.
The Long Eaton and Sawley foodbank it was set up in October 2012 by volunteers from churches in the area, in partnership with local communities. It is one of a network of more than 400 foodbanks in the UK working in partnership with The Trussell Trust, a Christian charity.
* If you’d like to help with the foodbank’s supermarket collection please send your contact details to email@example.com or telephone 07950 547671.