Helping Build Stronger Communities 

Helping Build Stronger Communities is important to Tesco colleagues and our customers.

That’s why we’re launching Buy One To Help a Child, a new campaign that means our customers and Tesco can work together to do even more and so we’re asking everyone who comes into our store for three weeks from July 19th to August 8th to buy fresh fruit and vegetables and we’ll give a donation from every item that’s sold, that will generate food for millions of children.

We’re partnering with FareShare to help redistribute this food across the UK. We’ve worked with them for many years to develop Community Food Connection, our hugely successful food surplus redistribution programme that provides 29m meals every year to thousands of charities across the UK and every single day supports hundreds of thousands of people in our communities.


Over 113

million meals provided from UK stores and distribution centres since 2016


million votes received from customers supporting more than 4,000 community projects in Central Europe since 2016


community groups supported with more than £85m in grants in the UK since 2015


donated through Corporate Giving and Customer and Colleague fundraising in 2020/21


worth of food collected through the Tesco Surplus Food Donations Programme in Ireland in 2020/21


contributed to Race for Life over the past 20 years

Food Redistribution

Donating good quality surplus food to local charities

Charity Partnerships

Supporting charities that make a difference to our customers, colleagues and communities

Community grants

Supporting local projects

Community champions

Supporting local communities with our Community Champions

Value in our Town

Bringing value to the communities we serve