Permanent donation points are being installed in Tesco’s across Lancashire.

Shoppers in Burnley, Rawtenstall, Chorley and Leyland stores can now donate to their community every time they shop as collection points will become a permanent fixture in the supermarkets.

The Fareshare collection points allow shoppers to drop off long-life food whenever they are in store, with Tesco topping up customer donations by an additional 20 per cent in the form of a cash donation to the charity.

Jeff Green, Development Manager at FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria, said: “Tesco is really leading the way by enabling their customers to donate food to local vulnerable communities via collection points in their stores.

“By introducing even more permanent collection points for FareShare in stores across the UK, there are more opportunities for Tesco customers to make a donation of a food item where they are able to.

“In the last year, generous Tesco customers donated the equivalent of one million meals to FareShare, and I’d like to thank every single person for their support.”

Tesco’s Head of Community Claire de Silva said: “Covid-19 has placed huge demands on food charities.

“FareShare has been supporting 12,000 frontline charity and community groups, while food banks in the Trussell Trust network provided a record 1.2 million food parcels during the first six months of the pandemic.

“We know that our customers want to help and by installing the new donation points it means all our customers can now easily donate food year-round.”

Shoppers can also donate their Tesco Clubcard points to the Trussell Trust and FareShare through the Clubcard website.