There are plenty of ways you can support FareShare during the Tesco Food Collection – every small action can have a big impact!
In light of the most recent restrictions FareShare has made the decision, together with their partner Tesco, not to put volunteers in store for this years’ annual Food Collection. Volunteers have always been at the heart of every Food Collection so this is very disappointing, but the ever evolving situation across the UK and the need to minimise all but essential activity in areas in lockdown makes it the right decision for FareShare and our supporters, for Tesco colleagues and their customers.
Your support is even more vital to help make this year’s Collection a success so please help us in the final few weeks to get as many people involved as possible.
What you can do:
Whilst we receive a steady supply of fresh food from the food industry, we still need longer-life (ambient) items such as rice, tea and tinned goods so this food can be made into nutritious meals. This is why the Tesco Food Collection is so important.
Food collected at Tesco will be redistributed to over 11,000 organisations supporting those in need this Christmas – including homeless shelters, domestic violence refuges and community centres for older people and families. During the covid-19 pandemic most charities FareShare works with have adapted their models to the new situation and are delivering food parcels to families and individuals at risk of hunger, making this type of food more important than ever.
You can donate food in this store between 19-21 November You can donate food in this store between 16-21 November