Lions Clubs International and Tesco have launched their Christmas Food Appeal which will take place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December in all Tesco stores in Leitrim.
The appeal looks to support as many families as possible in the run-up to Christmas and will run in all 147 Tesco stores nationwide.
Lions Club and Tesco are appealing to the Irish public to help people in need this Christmas by making a donation in their local Tesco store between 11am – 7pm on both food collection days.
Lions Food Appeal Co-ordinator, Joe Smith commented, “We have been running a national Food Appeal since the 1980’s, and the need for support in our localities is now greater than ever. Our partnership with Tesco has been most welcome and has enabled us to fulfil our commitment to those in need.”
During the two day appeal, customers visiting their local Leitrim store will be handed a ‘shopping list’ by Lions Club and Tesco volunteers that suggests non-perishable food items including tea bags, breakfast cereals, Christmas cake, tinned goods and other treats. They can then choose to add an item to their shopping basket and donate it in the branded food collection trolley when leaving the store.
All food collected will be sorted by Lions Club and Tesco volunteers who will create festive food hampers to be distributed by local charity partners to those in need across the county.
Lions Clubs International, an organisation that coordinates a wide range of projects and supports local people in their communities, has 115 clubs spread throughout the country. Volunteers will give their time to collect, pack and distribute the food to those in need. To support the Christmas Food Appeal and help families through the Christmas period, please visit your local Tesco store in Leitrim on Friday 5th or Saturday 6th December between 11am – 7pm and make a donation – Every Little Helps!
How the Food Collections will work:
· Food Collections will take place in all 147 Tesco stores on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December 2014
· The events will run on both days between 11am to 7pm
· Donation trollies will be clearly visible and sign-posted at locations in the front of stores
· Only non-perishable goods are requested for donation
What types of food are suitable for the Collection:
Tea bags/Instant coffee, Sugar, Butte, Breakfast Cereals, Tinned goods (vegetables, fruit, fish, meat), Pasta & Paste Sauces, Rice & Rice Pudding , Jam, Biscuits, Soft drinks, Sweet Treats, Selection Boxes, Christmas Cake etc…