Corby foodbank hosts Kettering collection

Trussell Trust volunteers and Tesco staff at Kettering Tesco

Trussell Trust volunteers and Tesco staff at Kettering Tesco

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Shoppers at a Kettering supermarket helped a charity which gives food to people in need on Friday and Saturday.

Volunteers from the Trussell Trust, which has a number of collection points in Corby, were at Tesco, at Kettering Business Park, where they were collecting for the Fareshare charity and the Trussell Trust foodbanks.

Shoppers were asked to contribute tinned items like soup and rice pudding and other items like cereals, tea bags and jam.

Steve Huggard, Tesco group co-ordinator, said: “The Trussell Trust take the donations away and create food parcels which can be given to people in need.

“Tesco did another collection in December last year which was well-received.

“Tesco tops-up the donations given by customers by 30 per cent.”

Becky Bedford, who works at the Corby foodbank, said: “A lot of the people who come to us are referred by churches, schools and other organisations.

“There are several foodbanks in Corby and they are run by volunteers.”

For more information about the Corby Foodbank, visit corby.foodbank.org.uk.