Food collection point for those in need

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Tesco has launched a new permanent food collection point for people in need in its Sowerby Bridge superstore.

Part of Tesco’s ongoing partnership with charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust, the collection point will allow customers to donate store cupboard essentials to people in need all year round, with Tesco topping up all donations financially by 20 per cent.

The new collection points are part of Tesco’s ongoing commitment to support its charity partners.

Food poverty is a vital issue that Tesco customers and colleagues support via the bi-annual Neighbourhood Food Collection.

Rachel Finn, head of community food programmes, at Tesco said: “We know our customers in Sowerby Bridge want to be able to donate food on a regular basis and the steady supply of food year-round is vital to our partner charities.

“We have a proud history of supporting charities that help people in need and since 2012 we have helped raise over 30 million meals for FareShare and The Trussell Trust.”