Wick and Thurso volunteers needed for milestone food donation weekend
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Tesco is appealing for kind-hearted Caithness volunteers to help support the UK's biggest food donation event this summer.
This year the Trussell Trust and FareShare are marking 10 years of working in partnership with Tesco to collect food donations in its supermarkets.
The two charities have put a call out for volunteers to help out at collection points in Wick and Thurso stores during the Tesco Food Collection, which takes place from June 30 to July 2.
During the collection customers will be asked to donate long-life food to help food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network provide food parcels to people facing financial hardship and to help FareShare in supporting thousands of frontline charities and community groups across the UK.
Trussell Trust chief executive, Emma Revie, urged people to give a few hours of their time to support the collection.
“As the cost of living crisis continues to bite, millions of people across the country are struggling to survive. We know that too many families will be forced to use a food bank over the coming months because they are unable to afford the essentials,” she said.
“Supporting the Tesco Food Collection this summer by volunteering could make all the difference to your local food bank during this busy period. You could donate a couple of hours of time and volunteer during the collection or alternatively, you could donate food to your local Tesco donation point. Please do get in touch to hear about volunteering opportunities.”
People can volunteer and find more info at: fareshare.org.uk/foodcollection/ and www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/tesco-food-collection/