The Big Help Project is delighted to announce that they are one of a number of charities that are competing for funding from Tesco, through the supermarket's Bags of Help Scheme.

The scheme distributes the funds raised by carrier bag charges to community projects and groups across the UK. Customers vote for their favourite of three nominated good causes using green tokens-the good cause that has the most tokens at the end voting receives £4000, with smaller grants of £1000 and £2000 going to the runners-up.

Knowsley Foodbank is planning to use any funds awarded to purchase much-needed food and fresh bread for the foodbank. Foodbank Manager Sue Torpey said "We aim to make our emergency food as nutritionally balanced as possible, but to include perishable items such as fresh bread carries an extra cost for the foodbank. Funding from the Bags of Help scheme will help us with this cost and will ensure that we can provide the best quality food for our clients."

Knowsley Foodbank is encouraging friends and supporters to cast their vote and help them to secure maximum funding-the Tesco stores taking part are:

  • Fazakerley Longmoor Tesco Express L10
  • Liverpool Deysbrook L12
  • Liverpool Mill Lane L12
  • Liverpool Old Swan L13
  • Liverpool Princes Express L14
  • Liverpool Walton L4
  • Longmoor Lane Liverpool Express L9
  • Queens Drive Liverpool Express L13
  • Liverpool Walton Metro L4