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Food donations

We encourage customers to donate food through Food Collection events and collection points in our stores. Tesco then tops up donations by 20%. Donated food goes to our charity partners the Trussell Trust and FareShare, who help to feed people in communities.

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Thanks to the generosity of our customers, we've provided millions of meals to our charity partners since our first collection in 2012.

A Tesco shopper donating food at an in-store collection point

Our Winter Food Collection.

Last year we held our annual Winter Food Collection, working alongside FareShare and the Trussell Trust to collect in-store donations of long-life food items for communities across the UK. With thanks to our generous customers, an incredible 2.4 million meals were provided.


Donation Food in store

We have collection points in all our stores so customers can donate as part of their weekly shop.


How it works:



Choose items from the shopping list displayed on the in store collection point.


Drop purchased items into the collection point.


Charities collect donated food and distribute it to charities, families and individuals who need it. Tesco generously tops up customers’ food donations with a financial donation of 20% of the value of the items donated. The top-up is calculated using an average valuation of £1.75/kg for all items donated.



Items requested by our charities


  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned meat and pies
  • Tinned soup
  • Tinned tomatoes and vegetables
  • Tinned fruit and puddings (rice pudding, custard etc.)
  • Cooking sauces
  • Rice, pasta, noodles
  • Tea bags
  • Instant coffee
  • Preserves (nut butter, marmite, jam, honey)
  • Cereals
  • Tinned pulses (chick peas, lentils, beans)

Trussell Trust

  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned puddings, rice puddings, sponge
  • UHT Milk
  • Tea bags
  • Instant coffee
  • Fruit juice (long life)

Donating with Clubcard points

Customers who can't make food donations in store can still support our two food charities by donating Clubcard vouchers to the Trussell Trust and FareShare through the Clubcard website.