THE LEAD singer of 70's band Squeeze is encouraging people to bring foodbank donations to his shows.

Glenn Tilbrook, a singer and guitarist for the English band will be performing at The Brindley Theatre in High Street, Runcorn, on November 6.

He has recently announced that this tour will be promoting awareness and donations for the Trussell Trust, the charity that supports a network of foodbanks around the UK.

At most venues there will be food drop points and collection boxes, and Glenn will also be donating all profits from his merchandise to the organisation.

Glenn said: "It is shameful that in the 21st century there are people that can’t afford to put food on the table.

"Anyone, from any walk of life, can fall upon dire times, and I hope that by doing this tour it will remind people that there is a very real need.

"Most of us can do something to help - be it giving some food or a little money – and I hope people coming to the shows are inspired to donate.”

Food donated at the venues will be collected and distributed to the nearest Trussell Trust foodbank.

Foodbanks provide nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods that have been donated by members of the community.

A list of items in a typical food parcel are: cereal, soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauce, lentils, beans and pulses, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tea and coffee, tinned fruit, biscuits, UHT milk and fruit juice.

If possible, audience members are asked to check with their nearest foodbanks to see what supplies are currently needed.