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How far would you go to fight food poverty this year? How about your local Tesco?

How far would you go to fight food poverty this year? How about your local Tesco?

FareShare are looking for volunteers to step up to the plate and give 3 hours of their time to play a vital role in the fight against food poverty in the UK, by asking shoppers to donate store-cupboard staples to the pop-up collection points in Tesco stores at our summer Neighbourhood Food Collection. The volunteer role is to encourage people to give. A small contribution makes a big difference!

At FareShare we save fresh, quality surplus food from the food industry that would otherwise be destined for waste. We then redistribute the food to charities and community projects across the UK who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people: last year we supplied enough food for 17.7 million meals!

The Neighbourhood Food Collection makes this possible. In order to provide our charity and community food members with a reliable, varied and balanced food supply, we supplement the fresh surplus food we receive from the food industry with the long-life foods donated during the Food Collection.

The event is taking place on from the 30th of June until the 2nd of July in Tesco stores across the UK. Volunteers can sign up online at www.fareshare.org.uk/food-collection-2016 or can get in touch with us at foodcollection@fareshare.org.uk.