Big weekend for foodbank appeal

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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.

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

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2:23am Tue 17 Jun 14

Voice-of-reality says...

A very shrewd marketing and profit move by Tesco me thinks. As people go into the store they think ' I will buy a tin to donate' and the profit from that tin goes to Tesco - whereas if Tesco were to cut its margins further, 'the poor' would be able to buy more in the first place and not have to rely on the foodbanks.
A very shrewd marketing and profit move by Tesco me thinks. As people go into the store they think ' I will buy a tin to donate' and the profit from that tin goes to Tesco - whereas if Tesco were to cut its margins further, 'the poor' would be able to buy more in the first place and not have to rely on the foodbanks. Voice-of-reality
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5:07am Tue 17 Jun 14

Jonn says...

Voice-of-reality wrote:
A very shrewd marketing and profit move by Tesco me thinks. As people go into the store they think ' I will buy a tin to donate' and the profit from that tin goes to Tesco - whereas if Tesco were to cut its margins further, 'the poor' would be able to buy more in the first place and not have to rely on the foodbanks.
Yes, so very shrewd!
I'm sure Tescos profits will rocket directly as a result of a few tins being bought at 3 of it's Supermarkets.
I wonder how many of the now 712,000 (DWP figures) 'poor' people suffering ESA delays because of a backlog will be using food banks this week?
Or is 712,000 people awaiting an ESA outcome just 'lefty' spin?
[quote][p][bold]Voice-of-reality[/bold] wrote: A very shrewd marketing and profit move by Tesco me thinks. As people go into the store they think ' I will buy a tin to donate' and the profit from that tin goes to Tesco - whereas if Tesco were to cut its margins further, 'the poor' would be able to buy more in the first place and not have to rely on the foodbanks.[/p][/quote]Yes, so very shrewd! I'm sure Tescos profits will rocket directly as a result of a few tins being bought at 3 of it's Supermarkets. I wonder how many of the now 712,000 (DWP figures) 'poor' people suffering ESA delays because of a backlog will be using food banks this week? Or is 712,000 people awaiting an ESA outcome just 'lefty' spin? Jonn
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