Conor McGinn MP, visited Tesco’s Express in Windle to add his support to Tesco’s seventh Neighbourhood food collection, and meet store managers Julian and Dawn.
Working alongside the Trussel Trust and fairshare the initiative has helped provide support to millions of families since the first collection in 2012.
Between April and September this year St Helens food bank handed out over 3000 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, over 1100 of these were for children.
Commenting McGinn said:
“The increase in demand for help from food banks shows the impact this Tory Government is having on people in my constituency.
“It is not right that in a rich county like the UK, families are having to turn to food banks in their thousands just to feed themselves.
“I wholeheartedly commend Tescos and the Trussell Trust for working together to do what they can to help fill the gap left by Government.
“It is thanks to the support of initiatives like this, alongside the selfless work of volunteers at St Helens Foodbank, that the community is able to support those most in need.”

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