fareshare xmas

FareShare requires hundreds of volunteers willing to commit to a three-hour shift at Tesco 

FareShare is searching for volunteers for its 10th annual Food Collection with Tesco.

Taking place from 30 November to 2 December, the charity requires hundreds of volunteers willing to commit to a three-hour shift at Tesco where they’ll encourage shoppers to donate one or two long-life products.

“By volunteering a few hours this Christmas, you could collect enough food donations to make 600 meals,” said FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell. “The donated food will make a tremendous difference to local charities doing amazing work with some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Last year we collected an incredible amount of food but the need is only increasing and we want 2017 to be our biggest year ever.

“You don’t need any special skills or magic dust to be a little helper this Christmas, you just have to stand in your local supermarket for a few hours, chat to shoppers and encourage them to buy an extra food item if they can. It’s a quick and easy way to make a practical difference, and it’s a lot of fun. The more helpers the merrier, so get your friends, family and colleagues involved as well.”

During last year’s festive Food Collection, Tesco shoppers donated enough food to provide 3.4 million meals for vulnerable people across the UK, making it the country’s biggest food drive. Tesco will top up donations by 20%, enabling FareShare to get even more food to people in need.

You can sign up to the Christmas Food Collection either as an individual or as a team, with friends, colleagues or family. To sign up for a shift visit: http://fareshare.org.uk/get-involved/food-collection/

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