Shoppers prove every little helps

Amanda Crosby (food bank volunteer), Nick Gambrill (Tesco retired staff association volunteer), Sandra Parker (Tesco communities champion), Janet Brown (food bank volunteer)

Amanda Crosby (food bank volunteer), Nick Gambrill (Tesco retired staff association volunteer), Sandra Parker (Tesco communities champion), Janet Brown (food bank volunteer)

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People have been buying food and donating it to charity.

Tesco has teamed up with Fair Share and the Trussell Trust, and shoppers in the Tesco store in Kettering this weekend (December 1-2) were asked to buy tins of food to give to the Trussell Trust’s foodbank in Corby.

Community champion at the store in Carina Way, Sandra Parker said: “People have been really, really generous. We filled 26 boxes with food on Saturday and today has been going really well too. There is a shopping list of things the trust would like and people have been buying five or six items and donating them.”

The donated goods will be weighed and valued, and Tesco will give the trust a card with 30 per cent of the donated goods’ value to spend in store.

Trussell Trust volunteer Amanda Crosby was in the store to explain the trust’s work to shoppers and thank them for their generosity. She said: “The link-up with Tesco is really fantastic for the charity and the additional top-up will make a real difference.

“We set up in Corby in March and are helping 16 families a week. The numbers are increasing dramatically as more people hear about us.”

The Trussell Trust works to combat poverty and helps people of all backgrounds. For more details about the trust’s work in Corby email info@corby.foodbank.org.uk or call 01536 737588.