Lions Clubs International and Tesco have launched their Christmas Food Appeal which will take place on this Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December in all Tesco stores including Co 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.
Leitrim Lions Club and Tesco are appealing to the public to help people in need this Christmas by making a donation in their local Tesco store in Carrick-on-Shannon and Ballinamore between 11am – 7pm on both food collection days.
During the two day appeal, customers visiting their local Tesco 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.
St Vincent de Paul throughout Co Leitrim have come on board and all conferences the length and breadth of the county will benefit from the collection.
All food collected by the Lions Club will be made into festive food hampers by St Vincent de Paul volunteers and will be distributed to those in need across the county.
Keep in mind items that would be suitable for elderly people living alone and families with young children who might need that little bit extra to see them through the Christmas period.
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.”
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, Breakfast Cereals, Tinned goods (vegetables, fruit, fish, meat), Pasta & Pasta sauces, Rice & Rice Pudding, Jam, Biscuits, Soft drinks, Sweet Treats, Selection Boxes, etc.