Support our Seventh Neighbourhood Food Collection
3 Nov 2015
At Tesco we run national Neighbourhood Food Collections at every store twice a year to help people in need. We want our seventh collection to be our biggest yet and are aiming to raise at least five million meals.
The Neighbourhood Food Collection takes place in all Tesco Express stores from 23rd November to 5th December, and in all larger Tesco stores from 3rd to 5th December. We are urging people across the UK to donate generously during this period to help us reach our target. Tesco will also be adding an extra 30% to all customer donations.
Our two charity partners – The Trussell Trust and FareShare – support a wide range of people in the UK who find themselves in desperate need of support. FareShare, aims to tackle food waste and redistributes good food, which would otherwise be wasted, to frontline charities and community groups. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide three days’ emergency food to people in crisis. Since our first collection in 2012, Tesco and its customers have donated over 27.5 million meals to people in need.
You can also support the cause by volunteering at your local store. Just half an hour of your time would be a huge help and will ensure that the charities get the long-life food items that they really need. If you are interested in doing this, you can sign up here.
Over 500 of stores also have permanent collection points, which means you can donate food all year round. For more information on the Neighbourhood Food Collection please click here.