KIND-HEARTED volunteers are being sought in Bournemouth to help collect food for people in need this Christmas.

Food charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust are looking for members of the public to help man donation points at larger Tesco stores from Thursday, November 30 to Saturday, December 2.

The annual collection will see Tesco customers encouraged to donate long-life food to help foodbanks and community groups support people in need this Christmas.

Tesco will top up customer donations by 20% to further support the two charities in their work.

To make this year’s collection a success volunteers are needed to hand out shopping lists to customers so they can see the food items needed by foodbanks and community groups in their area.

Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO said: “Volunteers collect an average of 600 meals per shift, so we really can’t overestimate how important their contribution is. If you can spare an hour or so to volunteer in your local store this December, please do, and please encourage your friends, family and colleagues to get involved as well. You’ll be making an enormous difference.”

To find out about local stores supporting the Trussell Trust and to sign up to volunteer, visit