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Volunteers are needed in Oban to help two leading charities support children and families this summer.
From Thursday July 15 until Saturday July 17 charities FareShare and the Trussell Trust will be collecting long-life food in Tesco to support children and families throughout the summer holidays.
Food donated will go to support food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network and to local charities supplied by FareShare, including holiday clubs providing healthy meals and activities to youngsters outside of term-time.
Tesco will once again top up customer donations made in store by 20 per cent in cash to aid the two charities in their work.
Volunteers are needed to encourage shoppers to leave their donations in the collection point at the front of stores, as shoppers are more likely to donate if volunteers are present, and to spread awareness of the collection through social media.
Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive at FareShare, said: ‘More people than ever are struggling to put food on the table and will do for months if not years to come as the economy recovers. We have seen a huge increase in people turning to their local grassroots community groups for support and demand for food remains high.
‘We would be incredibly grateful to anyone who is able to volunteer just two hours of their time this year to encourage more shoppers to donate much needed long-life food to those who need it most.’
To to sign up as a volunteer go to fareshare.org.uk/foodcollection/
Caption: A Tesco volunteer holding a shopping list guide for donations at the launch of the Tesco Food Collection