MORAY’S MP WAS on a special shopping mission – to hand over donations at the local Tesco store in Forres and show his support for their national food campaign.
Tesco stores throughout the country launched the appeal over this weekend in support of Foodbanks belonging to the Trussell Trust network, which provides parcels to those who cannot afford to feed themselves and their families.
Following the event Mr Ross said: “I was delighted to go along to one of my local stores where I met with community champion Kerry Speed and her team, who are doing excellent work with their annual Food Collection which encourages shoppers to donate items for distribution to people in need over the festive season via the charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust.
“There were facilities at all Tesco stores over the weekend where you can donate a tin or an item with a long shelf life, so it is quite an easy process to get involved.
“If everyone can spare something on their visit, even just a packet of food or biscuits or a tin of soup, when they are doing their shopping and leave it at the food bank in-store on the way out it will make a big difference.”
Lindsay Boswell, CEO at FareShare said: “For charities doing their best to feed some of the most vulnerable over the Christmas period, these donations make a huge difference.
Samantha Stapley, Operations Manager for The Trussell Trust said: “Our foodbanks across the country will be doing all they can to provide emergency support so people don’t go hungry – but to make sure we’re prepared for what could be our busiest December yet, our network needs your support.
“During every Food Collection we’ve been humbled by the staggering generosity of Tesco customers, store colleagues and volunteers, and as we look to the start of the tenth collection, we would love to have your support once again. Your generosity will help stop hunger this Christmas.”