Neighbourhood Food Collection: Thank You!
10 Dec 2015
Last week we held our seventh Neighbourhood Food Collection across all our UK stores. The food donated by customers and topped up by Tesco was equivalent to an amazing 3.7 million meals. This brings the total number of meals collected by our customers with our top to over 30 million meals since the programme began in 2012.
This is a great achievement and we would like to say a big thank you to all those who donated and gave their time to volunteer in our stores; it is your support that has made this Neighbourhood Food Collection so successful.
All the food donated will be redistributed through charity partners FareShare and The Trussell Trust to local food banks. It will help those suffering from food poverty over the festive period and ensure that thousands of people up and down the country will not go hungry this winter.
Included in the 3.7 million meals donated during this event, is a 30% top up from Tesco. Tesco adds this extra 30% to all customer donations in the form of financial support to the two charities, helping them expand their network and reach more people in need.
As well as having this festive collection in all stores, we also have 500 stores with permanent collection points. These are an increasing important source of food throughout the year. To find your nearest permanent collection point, click here.
Thank you again and Merry Christmas.