Tesco is running its third Neighbourhood Food Collection in a bid to collect 10 million meals for those in need by the end of the year.
Uckfield customers are invited to donate food from today (Friday) until Sunday.
Tesco is joined by Foodbanks’ charity the Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare.
Customers will get a shopping list and will be asked to pick up an item of food such as long-life milk, cereal, tinned foods and tea, donating it at the end of their shop. The food will then be distributed to Uckfield Foodbank and given to people in times of crisis.
Sharon Burt, Uckfield Foodbank Administrator, said: ‘Winter is the hardest time of year for people living in poverty and this Christmas is looking especially tough as fuel prices continue to rise. We’re delighted Tesco are working with us to help stop local people going hungry this Christmas and we hope that many people will donate a tin or two.”
Tesco will be topping up total donations by a further 30%.