foodbank.jpgLocal MP Daniel Zeichner launched a bumper community food drive at Tesco’s eighth annual Neighbourhood Food Collection scheme.

The MP joined staff and shoppers at the Newmarket Road Tesco superstore, to collect food which will be donated to charity.

Every little helps is certainly true of the mission of the store. Entering the shop, customers will be offered a specially selected shopping list and asked to pick up an item of food such as powdered milk, tinned meat, fish or meat and long-life fruit juice before donating it at the end of their shop. 

It is one of two annual food drives, which are run in conjunction with anti-hunger and food waste campaigners, Fare Share and the Trussell Trust. 

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Even in a prosperous city like Cambridge, for some families just putting food on the table is a struggle. 

“The local foodbank have told me how anyone can suddenly find themselves going hungry, when something unexpected happened, an illness, redundancy or the boiler breaking, and they are thrown into crisis. 

“I’m pleased to back this important drive for food donated by generous local residents. Sadly the way the Government is punishing our most vulnerable citizens, and the economic fallout from Brexit, means that we are going to need the foodbank for some time yet.”

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