FareShare Seek Volunteers In Hull For Christmas Food Collection

FareShare Seek Volunteers In Hull For Christmas Food Collection
FareShare Seek Volunteers In For Food Collection

Leading charities and FareShare are appealing to people in to volunteer to help in the UK’s biggest food collection for people in need.

From Thursday, November 21 until Saturday, November 23 the two charities will be collecting food in stores across the UK. This will happen during the annual Food Collection. They are looking for local volunteers to encourage shoppers to donate so that as much food as possible can be collected.

During the collection, customers are encouraged to donate long-life food to help food banks support people in need at . will top up customer donations by 20% to further support the two charities in their work.

Last year, 3.5 million meals were collected as part of the Food Collection. Since its launch in 2012, more than 50 million meals have been donated to the two charities.

To make this year’s collection successful volunteers are needed to hand out shopping lists to customers, so they can see the food items most needed by food banks and community groups in their area, and to encourage people to donate.

FareShare – No One Should Need A Food Bank

Emma Revie, chief executive at said: “No one should need a food bank at any time of year – but we know during the lead-up to our network of food banks see even more people needing help.

“Food banks will be doing all they can to provide vital emergency support so people don’t face hunger this . But to make sure there are enough donations, we need your support. Having your support in this year’s Food Collection will make a real difference. The more people who volunteer, the more food will be collected from generous shoppers. This means the better-prepared food banks will be to help local people.”

Farihah Choudhury volunteered at the last Food Collection. She collected donations for local groups supported by FareShare.

“I loved volunteering last year. It was great to speak with shoppers donating food. The kindness I saw was wonderful and gave me a lot of hope,” she said.

“I believe everyone should have access to good, healthy food and I’d encourage anyone who can to give some time to help stop people going hungry this .” 

People interested in volunteering can find out more and sign up at www.fareshare/tescofoodcollection



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