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Tesco customers help donate 4.3 million meals to feed people in need this Christmas

Tesco customers have helped to donate a record 4.3 million meals for people in need this Christmas, following a Neighbourhood Food Collection in Tesco stores. The 4.3 million meals included a 30% top up by Tesco and equate to 32,000 trolley-loads of food.

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Tesco customers help donate 4.3 million meals to feed people in need this Christmas

The third Neighbourhood Food Collection took place from 29 November to 1 December, and was held in partnership with foodbank charity the Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare.

During the collection, customers were asked to donate non-perishable food items such as long-life milk, cereals and tinned vegetables and fruit. Volunteers from the Trussell Trust, FareShare and the Red Cross joined Tesco staff in store to collect donations from customers.

Tesco said its customers at Park Road Extra in Liverpool proved to be the most generous for the second collection in a row. The store collected 22,874 meals, including Tesco’s 30% top up.

The 4.3 million meals donated at this collection takes the total number of meals donated by Tesco customers and topped up by Tesco, to 10.2 million over the last year.

Chris Bush, Tesco UK managing director said: “The response across the country to the Neighbourhood Food Collection has been amazing and the generosity shown by our customers and our colleagues has surpassed all expectations. I am proud that we are able to use our scale to benefit so many people in need across the UK and it was great to see how communities came together across the three days. Thanks to the work of FareShare and the Trussell Trust, the food donated will really make a huge difference to thousands of people in need this Christmas and beyond.”

 

 

 

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