2.8 million thank-yous.

15 December 2016

Neighbourhood Food Collection 2016

15 December 2016

A massive thank you to everyone who supported our recent Neighbourhood Food Collection in Tesco stores, from volunteers who gave their time, to shoppers who donated food, to everybody at Tesco. Together we collected a whopping 2.8 million meals for people in need!

Your support will mean a hot meal for people facing empty kitchen cupboards this winter. We will take the food donated to over 2,500 charities and community groups working with vulnerable people across the UK.

Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare, said “The Neighbourhood Food Collection really helps us in our work to provide good food to thousands of amazing front-line organisations in the UK, which support people who are struggling to feed themselves. These organisations work tirelessly to provide life-changing support to people in need. Every single item of food donated will make a difference, so thank you to everyone involved in the Neighbourhood Food Collection.”

Matt Davies, UK and ROI CEO at Tesco added “It’s so great to witness the generosity of our customers each time we hold a Neighbourhood Food Collection. That’s especially true at Christmas, when the Trussell Trust and FareShare see an increase in demand for the support they provide people who are struggling to make ends meet.

“Together with the 20% top-up provided by Tesco, we’re hoping this collection will go on to help more people in need than ever before.”