TESCO is making it easier for shoppers to give a helping hand to food banks and charities helping communities across Glasgow this summer. 

Tesco stores in Knightswood, Maryhill, Silverburn and St Rollox will take part in a six-week trial, offering pre-filled donation bags for customers to buy and donate to FareShare and the Trussell Trust. 

The bags, which are in store until Sunday, September 3, will contain items that are needed by most local foodbank and charities. 

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They will be available alongside every Tesco store's permanent collection point where customers can donate long-life food items all year round. 

The option to round up the bill at the till will be available until Sunday, August 6 and then again from Monday, August 28 until Sunday, September 3. 

Claire de Silva, Tesco head of community, said: "We’re really proud of our partnerships with FareShare and the Trussell Trust and we want to continue to find ways to help them.

"With many food banks struggling to meet the rising levels of need, and more people using food banks we wanted to make donating as easy as possible for customers that want to support their community.

"The donation bags will be available throughout the summer holidays, so it allows a real focus on families and children who need support."

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Polly Hoffman, head of retail at FareShare, said: "The need for FareShare food has been rising rapidly as a result of the cost-of-living crisis, and will continue to do so throughout the summer holidays when more families rely on these vital local services to feed themselves and their loved ones.

"At a time when millions of people are going hungry, the donations we receive from generous Tesco customers is absolutely vital for the charities and community groups we provide food to.

"That’s why we’re thrilled that Tesco is making it even easier for people to support FareShare by introducing donation bags in store this summer."

Emma Revie, CEO at the Trussell Trust, added: "We are extremely grateful to Tesco for once again providing innovative new ways for their customers to support our network of more than 1300 food bank centres.

"Over the last year, food banks have faced record levels of need and, while donations have increased by 18%, our network distributed 37% more emergency food parcels than in 2021/2022.

"The generosity of Tesco and its customers plays a vital role in ensuring that food banks can continue to support people who cannot afford the essentials, as we continue working towards our vision of ending the need for food banks."