21 March 2022
Tesco customers buying fruit and vegetables can help FareShare provide more food to children and families living in food insecurity.
From Monday 21 March to Sunday 3 April, Tesco will give a donation to FareShare when customers purchase fruit and vegetables in store or online in the supermarket’s Buy One to Help a Child campaign.
The funds donated by Tesco will enable FareShare to support thousands of charities across the UK working to help families and young people in communities get the food and help they need.
Last summer, the Buy One to Help a Child event saw customers fully supporting the campaign. FareShare received the equivalent of more than three million meals’ worth of food to be redistributed to frontline charities and community groups working with children, handing out food parcels to families, sending snacks to holiday clubs and breakfast clubs and giving ingredients to community kitchens.
FareShare has worked with Tesco for the last ten years, to redistribute unsold surplus food to charities and community groups throughout the UK and together have redistributed the equivalent of more than 130 million meals.
Lindsay Boswell CBE, Chief Executive at FareShare, said: “The Tesco Buy One to Help a Child campaign makes such a difference to us at FareShare because it helps us to support children and families during the school holidays and beyond. So many of the children that we provide food for would normally rely on free school meals during term time but they might not get access to this support during the holidays.
“Supporting the needs of children early in their life is very important to FareShare as we see what a difference access to healthy food can make in young peoples’ lives. In our tenth year of partnership, we are very grateful for Tesco and their ongoing commitment to help FareShare redistribute good to eat food to thousands of charities across the UK.”
Jason Tarry, Tesco UK and ROI CEO, said: “FareShare do amazing work supporting frontline charities, and the food they distribute is making a real difference to young people and families in every part of the UK.
“Every time Tesco customers put a piece of fruit in their basket until Sunday, April 3 Tesco will make a donation to FareShare, giving a little extra help to support them in their vital work, ensuring even more children can enjoy healthy and nutritious food.”