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Tesco Partners With Lions Club For Christmas Food Appeal

Published on Nov 25 2014 11:34 AM in Retail

Tesco Partners With Lions Club For Christmas Food Appeal

Tesco Ireland and the Lions Club International have joined up to launch a nationwide Christmas Food Appeal, to take place from Friday 5 to Saturday 6 December. The appeal will be hosted in all 147 Tesco stores with the aim to help families in need during the festive season.

The appeal asks shoppers to donate food between 11am and 7pm in their local Tesco store. Customers will be handed a ‘shopping list’ by volunteers when entering the store that suggests non-perishable food items including tea bags, breakfast cereals, Christmas cake, tinned goods and other items.

Christine Heffernan, Corporate Affairs Director Tesco Ireland commented, "Last year our customers and colleagues were overwhelming in their generosity and donated €138,000 worth of food which was given to families across the country. For many families the food appeal is the difference between having a comfortable Christmas and going without and so we’re really proud to be able to partner with the Lions Club on such an important initiative."

All food collected will be sorted by Lions Club volunteers who will create festive food hampers to be distributed by local charity partners to those in need across their community.

© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Genna Patterson

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