Barbara recently joined local volunteers from the Trussell Trust and staff at the Tesco Extra store in Walkden to help encourage shoppers to donate food for the local foodbanks at Cleggs Lane Methodist Church, Little Hulton.
The Trussell Trust has joined with Tesco and Fareshare to hold a nationwide food collection to provide emergency food to more local people in crisis.
The campaign is encouraging shoppers to help their local foodbanks in the run up to Christmas, by donating an extra can or two of food at their local Tesco stores on 29th, 30th November or 1st November.
“The increase in the number of people visiting foodbanks and facing hunger on a daily basis is shocking. At a time when living standards are being squeezed by rising food, energy and fuel prices, more people are being driven to foodbanks. There is a real need for the Government to step in and take action.
“The foodbank at Cleggs Lane Methodist Church, run by the Trussell Trust and local volunteers, does a great job in providing emergency help and support to people in crisis locally.
“I will continue to support our local foodbank, however it is crucial that the Government takes action now to address the root causes behind the increasing numbers relying on emergency food supplies.”
Barbara and Emily with Pat Culpan and Margaret Parry from Cleggs Lane foodbank