Volunteer this Christmas at Tesco’s 12th Food Collection

Can you spare some time to help feed people in need this Christmas? Then Tesco needs you.

From Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 November, Tesco is looking for volunteers to make this Food Collection the biggest one yet. This year will be Tesco’s 12th Food Collection, where together with customers and charity partners, FareShare and The Trussell Trust, Tesco collects food that’s urgently needed in communities across the UK.

During the collection customers are encouraged to donate long-life food to help food banks and community groups support people in need at Christmas. Tesco will top up customer donations by 20% to further support the two charities in their work.

To make this year’s collection a success volunteers are needed to hand out shopping lists to customers, so they can see the food items most needed by food banks and community groups in their area, and to encourage people to donate.

Emma Revie, chief executive at The Trussell Trust said:

“No one should need a food bank at any time of year – but we know during the lead-up to Christmas our network of food banks see even more people needing help.

“Food banks will be doing all they can to provide vital emergency support so people don’t face hunger this Christmas. But to make sure there are enough donations, we need your support. Having your support in this year’s Tesco Food Collection will make a real difference – the more people who volunteer, the more food will be collected from generous shoppers, and the better prepared food banks will be to help local people.”

Thanks to everyone’s support, last year’s Food Collection saw 3.5 million meals collected, and since its launch in 2012, more than 50 million meals have been donated to the two charities by generous customers.

If you or someone you know would like to help, sign up today for your preferred volunteer slot at


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