Food collection at Constituency Office - 23rd June to 1st July

Last December we took part in the Neighbourhood Food Collection arranged by Tescos in conjuction with their charity partners The Trussell Trust and FareShare.

Sadly the referals to foodbanks continue to increase year on year with over 60% citing low pay or changes/delays to benefits as the major factor causing the need for emergency food supplies. Across the UK 1.1 million 3 day emergency food supplies were distributed by the Trussell Trust in 2015/16, over 133000 in Scotland alone. (from Trussell Trust)

To help meet this demand Tescos will be holding their 8th Neighbourhood Food Collection between the 30th June and 2nd July with collection points at over 600 of their stores. We will also be taking part to help support the community by using the Constituency Office as a collection point.

If you would like to support this initiative please bring along any bags to the Constituency Office between 23rd June and 1st July. Alan will be visiting the local Tescos on the 1st July to find out how the Collection is going and will take all food collected in the office along at that time. 

Below is a suggested list of non perishable food suitable for the collection, any and all donations would be gratefully received.

  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Instant mashed potato
  • Cooking sauces
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Jam
  • Fruit juice (long life)
  • Tinned fruit
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Tinned rice pudding
  • Tinned sponge pudding
  • Milk (UHT or powdered)
  • Instant coffee/Tea bags
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Biscuits or snack bars