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Volunteers wanted for UK's biggest Christmas food collection

PUBLISHED: 10:36 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:36 24 October 2018

The food collection point at the Tesco store in Lowestoft last year. Pictures: Mick Howes

The food collection point at the Tesco store in Lowestoft last year. Pictures: Mick Howes

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A call has gone out for volunteers in Lowestoft to help with the nationwide Tesco food collection for people in need this Christmas.

Leading food charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust are looking for people to help at donation points at Tesco stores from Thursday, November 29 to Saturday, December 1 as part of the Tesco food collection.

The annual collection will see Tesco customers encouraged to donate long-life food to help foodbanks and community groups support people in need this Christmas. Tesco will top up customer donations by 20 per cent to further support the two charities in their work.

With volunteers needed to hand out shopping lists to customers, Emma Revie, chief executive of The Trussell Trust, said: “Foodbanks across the country will be doing all they can to provide emergency support so people don’t go hungry this Christmas, but to make sure everyone referred receives vital help our network needs your support.”

People can find out about local stores and sign up to volunteer at www.fareshare.org.uk/get-involved/tesco-food-collection/ or www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/tesco-food-collection/volunteer/

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