New Foodbank collection point set up at Eastbourne store
A new Foodbank collection point has been set up in a store in Eastbourne.
The collection point has been set up at Tesco’s Kingfisher Drive metro store so shoppers can donate food to help local people.
The supermarket chain has also agreed to top up customer donations by an additional 20 per cent in cash.
The customer donations will help the Trussell Trust in its efforts to support people in Eastbourne with regular donations needed more than ever due to the extra pressure placed on the charity by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Trussell Trust’s area manager for SE Surrey and Sussex Sophie Greaves, said, “The generosity of people in Eastbourne to food banks is truly humbling and thanks to a new donation point at Tesco Eastbourne, shoppers can now donate food and support local people in crisis all-year round.
“We’ve seen incredible compassion and concern for people facing hunger over the last year so we’d encourage Tesco shoppers to check what items their local food bank is most in need of to help make a difference in their community. Together we can build a hunger free future.”
Tesco’s head of community Claire de Silva said, “Covid-19 has placed huge demands on food charities. The Trussell Trust has been supporting 12,000 frontline charity and community groups, while foodbanks in the Trussell Trust network provided a record 1.2 million food parcels during the first six months of the pandemic.
“We know that our customers want to help and by installing the new donation points it means all our customers can now easily donate food year-round.”
Shoppers who are unable to make food donations in store can give their support to the two food charities by donating their Tesco Clubcard points to the Trussell Trust and FareShare through the Clubcard website, or they can donate directly to the charities at www.trusselltrust.org or www.fareshare.org.uk.