Volunteers needed for community food drive

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A food redistribution charity is appealing for volunteers to help collect food donations at their local supermarket.

There will be neighbourhood food collections at Tesco stores from June 30 to July 2 hosted by the supermarket chain in partnership with FareShare and foodbank charity The Trussell Trust. Last time the store held a food drive, 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 to charities and community groups across the region.

Volunteers can sign up at www.fareshare.org.uk/food-collection-2016