Eastbourne Foodbank is hoping to make sure no families go hungry this Christmas.
It has teamed-up with the Tesco store in Lottbridge Drove to provide a food donation point between Thursday, December 3, and Saturday, December 5.
People in Eastbourne are asked to donate non-perishable items such as long-life milk, cereals and tinned goods including soup, fruit and vegetables.
The donations come as part of the supermarket’s Neighbourhood Food Collection, which it holds twice a year with its partner charities Trussell Trust and FareShare.
Sebastian Brown from Eastbourne’s Teso store said, “We are so excited that the seventh Neighbourhood Food Collection is about to take place. It is always lovely to see the local community come together, and dig deep to help those in need over the festive period.
“Last year, there was a great buzz around the store. All of the staff, volunteers and customers worked together to raise an amazing amount of meals. We really hope this collection is even bigger than last year, and makes a difference to people’s lives this Christmas.”
This year Tesco will be adding an extra 30 per cent to all customer donations in the form of financial support to the two charities, helping them expand their network and reach more people in need.
In the past the charities have used this top-up funding to hire a foodbank warehouse manager, buy essential items or fund petrol and vehicle costs.
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