Tesco shoppers donate more than 3,600 meals

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Shoppers in Boston have donated 3,614 meals to charity.

Tesco’s Summer Neighbourhood Food Collection took place between June 30 and July 2 at the New Hammond Beck Road.

Julian Batty, personnel manager at the store, said: “We’re over the moon with the huge number of food donations we’ve had in the store, resulting in such an amazing number of meals to give to those in need.

“It really demonstrates the generosity of the people of Boston. Thank you for once again supporting us, and 
making this collection so 
successful!.”

The collection is a partnership between the store, FareShare and The Trussell Trust and has been running for five years.

It sees customers donate store cupboard essential foods, such as rice, tea, tinned meat and fish and UHT milk, for people in need.

Ian Evans, Boston Food Bank project manager, said: “Boston Food Bank would like to thank the customers of Tesco supermarket who donated so generously to the food collection that took place recently.

“Also our thanks too to all of Tesco staff who not only made us so welcome but helped with the handing out of leaflets and taking in customers ‘ donations and packing up the many boxes that went down to our warehouse.

“We would also like to thank those churches in Boston whose members 
helped take the load off our volunteers by helping 
with this summer’s collections.

“All in all it has been a splendid achievement and will go a long way to stocking up our warehouse enabling us to continue helping and supporting all those people who are currently going through difficult times in our communities”