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Alan Wragg

Alan Wragg
Category Technical Director for Tesco

Alison Horner

Alison Horner
Chief People Officer

Amanda Sankey

Amanda Sankey
Product Development Manager

Andrew Boyle

Andrew Boyle
Development Project Manager

Andrew Yaxley

Andrew Yaxley
CEO Ireland

Angela Porter

Angela Porter
Head of Brand Advertising

Anuradha Chandra

Anuradha Chandra
Programme Specialist, UNICEF UK

Barbara Young

Barbara Young
Chief Executive, Diabetes UK

Beatrice Forrester

Beatrice Forrester
Trainee Buyer

Benny Higgins

Benny Higgins
CEO Tesco Bank and Group Strategy Director

Carmel McConnell

Carmel McConnell
Magic Breakfast Founder

Chris Monticolombi and Taiwo Omisore

Chris Monticolombi and Taiwo Omisore
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Dan Jago

Dan Jago
Group Wine Director

Georg Fischer

Georg Fischer
CEO Tesco Malaysia

Hannah Cornick

Hannah Cornick
Head of Opportunities for Young People

Helen Dwyer

Helen Dwyer
Buying Manager

James Stephen

James Stephen
Aberdeenshire TSDG dairy farmer and Committee Chairman

Jill Easterbrook

Jill Easterbrook
Group Business Transformation Director

John Christie

John Christie
CEO Tesco Lotus

Judith Nelson

Judith Nelson
UK Personnel Director

Karen Tonks

Karen Tonks
Tesco Company Nutritionist

Kelcey Hwang

Kelcey Hwang
Team Leader - Corporate Social Responsibility Team of Tesco Homeplus

Kevin Doherty OBE

Kevin Doherty OBE
Project Director Group Processes

Laura Carter

Laura Carter
Service Manager, Manchester Metro

Laura Jewell

Laura Jewell
Product Development Manager

Linda Cregan

Linda Cregan
CEO, Children’s Food Trust

Lindsay Boswell

Lindsay Boswell
CEO FareShare

Luke Hickton

Luke Hickton
Innovation Team

Mark Little

Mark Little
Head of Food Waste Reduction

Martina Milburn CBE

Martina Milburn CBE
CEO of The Prince’s Trust

Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon
Defence Secretary

Mike Baess

Mike Baess
Tesco Food Writer

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara
Chief Information Officer

Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg
Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister

Paul Jones

Paul Jones
Head of Design

Paul Morris

Paul Morris
Customer Communications Director, UK Marketing

Paul Ritchie

Paul Ritchie
CEO Tesco China

Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson
Head of Technology Research at Tesco Labs

Pornpen Nartpiriyarat

Pornpen Nartpiriyarat
Head of Trading Law and Technical, Tesco Lotus

Rachel Bushby

Rachel Bushby
Early Careers Programme Manager

Raymond Blanc

Raymond Blanc
Chef

Rebecca Shelley

Rebecca Shelley
Group Communications Director

Robert Folly

Robert Folly
Store Manager

Robin Terrell

Robin Terrell
Chief Customer Officer

Sarah Mackie

Sarah Mackie
Head of Local Sourcing

Simon Hay

Simon Hay
Chief Executive - dunnhumby

Tom Hind

Tom Hind
Group Agriculture Director

Tracey Clements

Tracey Clements
Community & Customer Experience Director

Trevor Masters

Trevor Masters
CEO International

17 July 2014

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our latest Neighbourhood Food Collection

By Tracey Clements

Tracey Clements

We’ve been running our Neighbourhood Food Collections for two years now, and earlier this month we held our fourth collection.

If you were following Tesco or your local store on social media while it was going on, you will have seen a huge number of tweets, photographs and messages all about the incredible work being put in all over the country by Tesco colleagues and volunteers. I’d like to say a huge thank you to you to all of you – you were the ones that made it all happen.

And I’d like to say another huge thank you to the generous customers who donated food.

I’m immensely proud to say that thanks to all your efforts, we’ve managed to get to a grand total of over 15 million meals donated to FareShare and the Trussell Trust, since the Collections began.

Neighbourhood food collection in Liverpool

I helped out by volunteering at our Extra store in Hatfield, and I was really struck by two things while I was there. First of all, I was amazed by the enthusiasm of Tesco colleagues and volunteers. They worked incredibly hard handing out lists of the food the charities want, explaining to customers what the collection was all about and taking donations, with smiles on their faces the whole time.

I was also struck by the sheer generosity of our customers. From single items to whole shopping bags full of food, donations came in at an astonishing rate. The collection clearly resonated with them and the issue was a real talking point.

“I’m immensely proud to say that thanks to all your efforts, we’ve managed to get to over 15 million meals donated to FareShare and the Trussell Trust since the Collections began.”

Tracey Clements, Community & Customer Experience Director

And what a serious issue it is. The Trussell Trust and FareShare are seeing huge demand for their services, and they need as much food as possible to give to people in need all over the country. Tesco tops up all donations by 30% - the more we can donate, the better.

As always there were a few really special stories. Like our Extra store in Port Glasgow, which collected a staggering 3.7 tonnes of food. Or the people of Liverpool who between them managed to donate over 100,000 meals.

And it doesn’t stop here. We have permanent collection points set up so our customers can donate year-round in 350 stores, and we’re setting up more. We also donate surplus food from our dot.com and fresh distribution centres to FareShare.

We’re famous at Tesco for saying that Every Little Helps, and that couldn’t be more true than in the case of the Neighbourhood Food Collections. So to all those who got involved – thank you. Let’s now make sure our Christmas 2014 collection is bigger and better than ever.

How many meals each part of the UK donated

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