Generous shoppers donate 3.4 tonnes of food

Worcester News: 2814648203 Paul Jackson 11.07.14 Worcester Worcester Foodbank have had a donation after a three day collection at Tesco Warndon. Colin Whitehead, manager. (8128175) 2814648203 Paul Jackson 11.07.14 Worcester Worcester Foodbank have had a donation after a three day collection at Tesco Warndon. Colin Whitehead, manager. (8128175)

GENEROUS shoppers at a Worcester supermarket donated bags of food to help families struggling to make ends meet during the summer holidays.

A three-day donation drive at Tesco in Mill Wood Drive saw 3.4 tonnes of food collected for Worcester Food Bank last week.

The organisation, which has provided help to 7,725 people, including 2,700 children, over the past two years, is run by the Trussell Trust, a Christian charity working to stamp out poverty across the UK and in Bulgaria.

The foodbank’s manager Colin Whitehead said the donations were “very generous”.

“This should keep us going until the end of October,” he said.

“We’ve got our busiest period coming up with the school holidays – for a lot of children their free school dinner is their main meal of the day so this can be the tipping point for a lot of families.”

He added Tesco had agreed to donate 30p to the foodbank for every £1 worth of food donated, which will be used to help pay the organisation’s overheads.

To donate to Worcester Food Bank visit the location in Carden Close, Worcester, or drop donations off at the collection box in Tesco.

For more information call 01905 780 400 or visit www.worcester.foodbank.org.uk.

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2:34pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Tobster says...

I bet the same Tesco threw more than 3.4 tonnes of perfectly edible food into it's skips in that same space of time.

These same bins are, as a matter of their company policy, either locked or fitted with deliberate spoilage systems (generally ink-based).

So essentially, Tesco have allowed a charity to encourage shoppers to spend even more in their store. How generous of them!
I bet the same Tesco threw more than 3.4 tonnes of perfectly edible food into it's skips in that same space of time. These same bins are, as a matter of their company policy, either locked or fitted with deliberate spoilage systems (generally ink-based). So essentially, Tesco have allowed a charity to encourage shoppers to spend even more in their store. How generous of them! Tobster
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5:19pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Jabbadad says...

Not wishing to side with Tesco I do however support anyone who donates food to those who are being left behind by this detached from reality central government and a local County Council, a Council which pays out almost £1million per year for our part time councillors in attendance allowances and expenses, if counting their support staff who really do the work, it may well be well over a £million.
And with a topical comment this same County Council was until quite recently spending over £1.2 millions on Taxis per year. Yet they have slashed all the small support funding, some by 85% and some completely stopped for the voluntry workers / members in this county.
Not wishing to side with Tesco I do however support anyone who donates food to those who are being left behind by this detached from reality central government and a local County Council, a Council which pays out almost £1million per year for our part time councillors in attendance allowances and expenses, if counting their support staff who really do the work, it may well be well over a £million. And with a topical comment this same County Council was until quite recently spending over £1.2 millions on Taxis per year. Yet they have slashed all the small support funding, some by 85% and some completely stopped for the voluntry workers / members in this county. Jabbadad
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7:45pm Mon 14 Jul 14

New Kid on the Block says...

Tobster wrote:
I bet the same Tesco threw more than 3.4 tonnes of perfectly edible food into it's skips in that same space of time.

These same bins are, as a matter of their company policy, either locked or fitted with deliberate spoilage systems (generally ink-based).

So essentially, Tesco have allowed a charity to encourage shoppers to spend even more in their store. How generous of them!
All the more reason not to shop in Tesco.
[quote][p][bold]Tobster[/bold] wrote: I bet the same Tesco threw more than 3.4 tonnes of perfectly edible food into it's skips in that same space of time. These same bins are, as a matter of their company policy, either locked or fitted with deliberate spoilage systems (generally ink-based). So essentially, Tesco have allowed a charity to encourage shoppers to spend even more in their store. How generous of them![/p][/quote]All the more reason not to shop in Tesco. New Kid on the Block
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3:29pm Tue 15 Jul 14

green49 says...

What a wonderful legacy these Tories will leave us all, more poverty, more homeless and more unemployed than ever, they even changed the way the unemployed are counted so they can say the figures are less, what a load of L**** they are, do they care? why should they most are millionaires and have a down the nose look at the workers who actually keep this country alive.
What a wonderful legacy these Tories will leave us all, more poverty, more homeless and more unemployed than ever, they even changed the way the unemployed are counted so they can say the figures are less, what a load of L**** they are, do they care? why should they most are millionaires and have a down the nose look at the workers who actually keep this country alive. green49
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