Tesco asks customers to donate food to needy

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Customers of a supermarket in Douglas are being asked to donate food for a good cause.

This summer, Tesco is running its fourth neighbourhood food collection to try to to collect five million meals for those in need.

Customers of the shop in Lake Road will be invited to donate food in-store from now until Saturday, July 5, as the retailer gears up to hold the biggest ever UK-wide food collection in aid of foodbanks charity the Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare.

Customers will be given a specially-selected shopping list when they enter the store and will be asked to pick up an item of food such as long-life milk, cereal, tinned foods and tea and coffee before donating it at the end of their shop.

The company says the food will then be distributed in the island, to people in times of crisis.

Steve Forbes, store manager at the local branch, said: ‘Our customers were incredibly generous when we held our last food collection in the winter, so we’re hoping to collect an even bigger total this time around.

‘This summer we want to do our bit to feed those in need and volunteers are really looking forward to taking part in the collection.’

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