Urgent appeal for food supplies to help most vulnerable
This Christmas will be a struggle for many due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic fallout – and families with children are going to be the hardest hit of all.
That’s why Tesco Food Collection is calling on shoppers to make a difference.
FareShare is supplying food to 11,000 frontline charities helping to feed families and individuals in communities across the country.
Last year, generous Tesco shoppers donated more than 3million meals during the collection, and this year the need for food is greater than ever, with every single item gathered making a difference to someone’s quality of life.
The collections launch in Tesco Express stores today and in large stores from Thursday. Customers are being asked to donate food up to November 21.
It’s as simple as buying the items with your usual shopping and dropping them in the dedicated Food Collection trolley at the exit.
The food needed includes longer-life items such as rice, tea and tinned goods, all of which can be made into nutritious meals.
All the food that goes to FareShare is used to provide meals for vulnerable groups, such as isolated older people and those in homeless shelters.
Tesco tops up the value of all these donations with an additional 20 percent in cash.
Claire De Silva, Tesco’s head of community says:
“Every year customers are so generous, but this is not a normal year”.
The Trussell Trust’s CEO, Emma Revie, says:
“The pandemic has shown what can happen when we stand together in the face of adversity and how much people are willing to give to support their local community”.
Photo credit: FareShare