Permanent Collection Points

Donate an item of long-life food to help us provide balanced meals to people in need.

Donate long life in store

Across the country we have over 100 Permanent Collection Points hosted in larger Tesco stores. Here you can donate an item of long-life food to the nearest FareShare Regional Centre. From there the long-life food is combined with fresh surplus food and distributed out to charities and community groups in the region – allowing us to help provide a well-balanced meal to someone in need.  What’s more, Tesco pay a 20% financial top-up based on what you give, helping us to feed more people in need.

What can you give?

We ask for long-life food to be able to make the food last year round and because we can only collect the food from the Permanent Collection Point once a month.  We ask for store-cupboard essentials based on what we can’t get as surplus.

If you can, please give:

  • Tinned meat / fish / veg / fruit / soup
  • Tinned / dried pulses
  • Tinned baked beans
  • Tinned pies
  • Cooking oil
  • Jams, spreads and preserves
  • Instant coffee
  • UHT milk
  • Tea
  • Rice
  • Pasta

Why do we ask for donated food?

We help almost 7,000 charities make 28.6 million meals a year by saving over 13 tonnes of good quality surplus food from the food industry. Whilst we receive a steady supply of fresh food from our partners, longer-life items such as rice, pasta and tinned goods appear less as surplus. We ask for these items to be donated so that we can provide nutritional, well-rounded meals for our charity partners.

Get in touch

Get in touch with the team to find out where your nearest Permanent Collection Point is: [email protected]

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The Food FareShare takes

The Food FareShare takes