FareShare Scotland seeks volunteers to collect donations at local Tesco

June 8, 2016

Food redistribution charity, FareShare Scotland, is appealing for volunteers to help collect food donations at their local Tesco store, from Thursday 30 June – Saturday 2 July 2016.

Tesco’s twice-yearly Neighbourhood Food Collection in partnership with FareShare and foodbank charity The Trussell Trust, is the UK’s biggest food drive and during the last collection, held in December 2015, the public donated enough food to provide 3.6 million meals for hungry and vulnerable people in the UK.

Volunteers will encourage shoppers to donate store cupboard staples such as pasta, rice, tinned fish and tea, which FareShare will then redistribute – along with the surplus meat, dairy, fruit and veg that it receives from the food industry - to charities and community groups across the region, so that they can provide balanced, nutritious meals to people in need.

Gillian Kynoch, Head of FareShare Scotland, says: “Taking part in the Neighbourhood Food Collection is a quick and easy way to make a big impact, and it can be a lot of fun too. We’re asking people to give just three hours to help us fight hunger – in that short amount of time, they can help collect enough food for 500 meals, which will make a huge difference to the frontline charities and community groups that we support.”

Tesco stores collecting food donations on behalf of FareShare during the Neighbourhood Food Collection include:

  • Aberdeen Newtonhill,
  • Aberdeen South,
  • Alloa Extra,
  • Annan,
  • Arbroath,
  • Aviemore,
  • Banff,
  • Bellshill Extra,
  • Bo Ness,
  • Buckie,
  • Burnside,
  • Campbeltown,
  • Carluke,
  • Castle Douglas,
  • Craigmarloch,
  • Dalgety Bay,
  • Dumfries Peel Centre,
  • Dunblane,
  • Dundee Extra,
  • Dundee Metro,
  • East Kilbride Metro,
  • Edinburgh,
  • Edinburgh Bruntsfield,
  • Edinburgh Davidson,
  • Edinburgh Metro,
  • Fraserburgh,
  • Galashiels Extra,
  • Glasgow
  • Sauciehall Metro,
  • Glasgow Shettlestone Extra,
  • Glasgow St Enochs,
  • Helensburgh Metro,
  • Inverness Extra,
  • Inverness Metro,
  • Inverness Ness Side,
  • Keith Moss St,
  • Kirkcudbright Metro,
  • Lanark Gallowhill Rd,
  • Lerwick,
  • Lockerbie,
  • Milngavie,
  • Monifieth,
  • Oban,
  • Penicuik,
  • Perth Metro,
  • St Andrews Metro,
  • Stirling,
  • Tain,
  • Turriff,
  • Uddingston,
  • Ullapool,
  • Westhill
  • Wishaw Belhaven Extra.

 

Volunteers can find their closest store and sign up at: www.fareshare.org.uk/food-collection-2016

 

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