Shoppers in Carlisle can now donate food items to help people in their community each time they visit their local Tesco store.
A new collection point for the Fareshare network has been set up at the supermarket on Warwick Road.
It comes as Tesco is installing donation points at every one of its large stores in the UK to help food charities in their vital work.
The new donation point means that shoppers can drop off donations of 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.
The customer donations will help Fareshare in its efforts to support people in the local area, with regular donations needed more than ever due to the extra pressure placed on the charity by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tesco previously had food donation points at more than 500 stores, but with the installation of new units, it will now have a donation point for either a Trussell Trust food bank or for food redistribution charity FareShare at every one of its 800-plus large stores in the UK.
By looking at the donation point, customers will be able to see which food items their local charity needs most.
Shoppers who are unable to make food donations in-store can give their support to the two food charities in other ways.
They can donate their Tesco Clubcard points to the Trussell Trust and FareShare through the Clubcard website, or they can donate directly to the charities at www.trusselltrust.org or www.fareshare.org.uk