Tesco and the Lions Club have launched an appeal to the Irish public in advance of the Christmas season to donate to the National Food Appeal. Collections will take place on Friday, November 29 from 11am to 7pm and again on Saturday, November 30, from 11 am until 7 pm in Tesco stores all across the country.
The Christmas Food Appeal 2013 will have over 3,000 volunteers and expects to collect around €250,000 worth of food, which converts into approximately 80,000 meals. All food collected will be distributed to causes in their localities. Michelle Mahon, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Tesco, said, “Tesco feeds more families in Ireland than any other supermarket, and we work hard to make sure people can eat well even if they don’t have a lot of money. This year, we want to use our scale and our links with communities across the country to help tackle this growing problem.”
The appeal was launched in response to a recent Safefood Ireland report, 'Measuring Food Poverty in Ireland', which showed that one in ten people in Ireland are living in food poverty.
© 2013 - Checkout Magazine by Genna Patterson