Supermarket giant Tesco is supporting Leitrim Lions Club in its appeal to the public to help local people in need in the run-upto Christmas by supporting the Lions Club National Food Appeal.
The collections will take place on Friday, December 5th and again on Saturday, December 6th, from 10 am until 7 pm in Tesco stores in Carrick-on-Shannon and Ballinamore.
Members of Leitrim Lions Club and St. Vincent de Paul conferences from all round Co Leitrim will be in attendance at both stores.
People doing their shopping in Tesco will be asked to please purchase an extra item or two of non-perishable food, pay for it along with their shopping and simply leave it in the collection trolley inside the door.
All food gathered will be collected, boxed and delivered to needy elderly people, and families with young children who need it most this Christmas season.
Please don’t underestimate the amount of people who live in our communities who could do with that little something extra to see them through over the Christmas period.
Every little helps, so, if you are shopping in Tesco in Carrick-on-Shannon and Ballinamore, you are asked to please buy an extra box of tea bags, a packet or two of biscuits, packets of soup, cans and tins of all varieties, packets of dried pasta, a box of cereal, and maybe even a small selection box.
It is entirely up to you. It is all very welcome and you can be sure it will be gratefully accepted and put to good use.
The Leitrim effort is part of a national campaign with over 3,000 volunteers taking part across the country and it is estimated it could amass food which converts into approximately 80,000 meals.
A spokesperson for 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.”