Visit Sainsbury’s at Chafford Hundred on 21st April and Tesco Extra at Lakeside on 28th April and you’ll find Thurrock foodbank collecting all kinds of non-perishable food from the public. Foodbanks help local people through short-term crisis through emergency food parcels and also provide support and signposting to help combat longer-term problems. Supermarket collections are one of the main ways that foodbanks are stocked.
“We made a great start by collecting over three quarters of a tonne of food at Morrisons in Corringham in March,” says Victoria Windus, who is leading the Thurrock foodbank project team. “Now we need to continue to build up our stock so that we can open in summer 2012 and start meeting the needs of those who are in crisis in the borough. We hope to collect over a tonne of food at both Sainsbury’s and Tesco, so please do come along and support us on these two Saturdays.”
Volunteers will be at these stores from 8am to 4pm.