Southend West MP supports Christmas food collection

Sir David Amess gave a helping hand to the UK’s biggest food collection for people in need this Christmas.

On Friday 30th November, the MP joined Tesco’s annual Food Collection at the Prince Avenue store in Southend. Over the weekend, more than 2,600 Tesco stores across the UK encouraged shoppers to donate long-life foods to help those most in need this Christmas.

The food donated, in corporation with the Trussell Trust and FareShare, will be distributed amongst foodbank and local charities to provide meals for vulnerable groups. It is the 11th annual collection, and this year Tesco is topping up the value of the food donated by 20%.

Sir David met with volunteers helping out at the collection point and handing out list to shoppers highlighting the most-needed items.

Tesco UK & Ireland CEO Jason Tarry said ‘Tesco Food Collection scheme is the UK’s biggest Christmas food collection, and at Tesco we are glad to be playing our part helping people in need this Christmas. We know that the items that our customers donate can make a real difference to people who really need that extra little bit of help this year.’