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Customers Urged To Donate Food To Help Feed People In Need This Summer

This summer, Tesco will be running their fourth Neighbourhood Food Collection in a bid to collect 5 million meals for people in need.
Customers at Tesco in North Bristol will be invited to donate food in store from Thursday 3rd until Saturday 5th July, as the retailer gears up to hold the biggest ever UK-wide food north bristol foodbankcollection in aid of foodbanks charity The Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare.
Customers at the Golden Hill Tesco store in Bristol will be given a specially selected shopping list when they enter the store and will be asked to pick up an item of food such as long-life milk, cereal, tinned foods, and tea and coffee before donating it at the end of their shop.
North Bristol foodbank will then sort donations into emergency parcels containing three days’ supply of nutritionally-balanced food which will be given to local men, women and children in crisis.  Every foodbank recipient is referred by a frontline care professional such as a doctor, social worker or schools liaison officer.   

Joint Foodbank manager, Stewart North said “North Bristol Foodbank fed 2808 people during the last financial year 2013/14 and continued to sadly see an increase in the number of people who have been referred to this local foodbank. We now partner with 103 different care professional organisations who refer clients to the foodbank. We are so grateful for the support of local people who regularly donate food to the Foodbank.”
Tesco will be topping up total donations by a further 30%.

Website: www.northbristol.foodbank.org.uk