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Derek Twigg, MP for Halton

Working Hard for Widnes, Runcorn & Hale

Tesco Customers in Halton Set to Help Struggling Families this Christmas

02 Dec 2013

Customers at Tesco in Halton  were invited to donate food in store between Friday 29 November and Sunday 1 December, as the retailer again geared up to hold the biggest ever food collection in the UK.
 
Tesco teamed up with foodbanks charity the Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare to hold the third Neighbourhood Food Collection.
 
Customers at the were given a special shopping list when they entered the store and were 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 food will now be distributed to the local foodbank or FareShare depot before being given to people in times of need.
 
Julie , store manager at Tesco Widnes  said: “In the run up to Christmas we wanted to do our bit to feed those in need and the volunteers we had in the store from the two charities were fantastic.  Our customers were incredibly generous and I would like to thank them all for their support.”

The volunteers were also joined by Derek Twigg, MP for Halton.

 Mr Twigg said; “I would like to thank Tesco and praise the generosity of their customers who donated a record amount of food.  None of this could have happened without the hard work and dedication of the volunteers, who gave up a large part of their weekend to collect the food.  They did a fantastic job.

It is very sad that we need foodbanks but without them many people would struggle to put food on the table”.
 
Tesco will be topping up all total donations by a further 30%.

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