A FOODBANK will hold collections at five Tesco stores over two days next month (July).

Durham Foodbank volunteers will be accepting donations of food at Tesco stores in Durham City, Chester-le-Street, Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe and Sunderland on July 4 and 5.

The collection days will run from 9am to 5pm at Durham and 10am to 4pm at the other stores.

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Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts.

A spokesman said: “The summer months are the time of year when we run lowest on food donations.

“This collection weekend makes a massive difference, meaning we can keep supplying food to the distribution centre.

“At the last multi-store Tesco collection over 7.5 tonnes of food were donated, an incredible response. Any help to make this weekend a success is greatly appreciated.”

To get involved, email: brianhunter1951@gmail.com