During a three day long national event hosted by the supermarket giant, East Yorkshire Foodbank collected 107 crates of food.
“In total, we collected 107 crates of food which equates to 198 single person food parcels, or 1,777 meals.”
“This is an increase of nearly 20pc on last year’s collection. Also, Tesco customers donated made cash donations totalling £775.35.”
“This money will be used to help feed people in crisis in the East Riding of Yorkshire.”
“Finally, a massive thank you goes out to all the volunteers that helped to make this year’s collection such a success.”
Their sentiments were echoed by the staff at the local store. They said that the generosity shown by customers would help hundreds of local people. Tesco also praised volunteers from the charity who supported the collection for the full three days.
Foodbank Stocks Boosted By Tesco And Their Customers
East Yorkshire Foodbank is running an incentive ahead of Christmas as they look to boost stocks ready for the busy festive period.
Based on Mill Lane in Beverley, the charity is urging people to take part in the Christmas Advent Calendar scheme.
Support for the charity which feeds families across the region was also supported by the local football team. Beverley Town Football Club put out an appeal for players to bring donations to their game.
Local schools and other groups have also been collecting in food. The charity says that there are 27,600 in the region currently living in poverty with many struggling to feed their families.
Throughout the three day event held at the Tesco store on Morton Lane people of all ages made donations. The charity also adds they cannot see the issue getting any better in the short term.
They say that they have seen an increase in the number of people in Beverley being reoffered to them. A number that continues to increase year on year.
While the National Food Collection scheme may be over, Tesco in Beverley will still be collecting donations all year round.