Bramley’s Tesco supermarket is to hold a food collection to support children and families in needs this summer.
During the collection, between July 15 to 17, customers will be urged to donate long-life food to the Trussell Trust and FareShare to help them in their vital work to support families in communities across the UK. Tesco will once again be topping up all customer donations with a 20% cash donation to the two charities.
The collection will also take place at all Express stores in Leeds – including Stanningley Road, Half Mile Lane and Burley Road – from July 12 to August 28.
Tesco UK & Northern Ireland CEO Jason Tarry said:
“Both the Trussell Trust and FareShare face extra demands during the summer, when children who would normally enjoy a healthy meal in school may miss out. That is why we have decided to hold this extra collection to help ensure that children across the UK can enjoy a happier and healthier summer without missing out on meals.”
Charities FareShare and the Trussell Trust have welcomed the announcement of the extra collection.
Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive at FareShare, said:
“At FareShare, the demand for food from the communities we serve remains very high and, with the combination of the pandemic and many families struggling to afford to eat during the school holidays when free school meals are not available, we anticipate this will continue to be the case for many months.”
Emma Revie, Chief Executive of the Trussell Trust, added:
“No-one should face the indignity of needing emergency food. Yet in the last year, food banks in our network provided record numbers of emergency food parcels to people struggling to afford the essentials. This is not right but we know we can build a better future.
“Every donation makes such a difference and helps food banks in our network provide the best possible emergency support while we work together towards building a hunger free future.”