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Generous Shoppers Donate to Tesco’s Winter Food Collection

Published on: 25 Dec, 2023
Updated on: 28 Dec, 2023

Shoppers at Tesco’s main Guildford store have donated goods equal to more than 2,000 meals, which support FareShare and the Trussell Trust.

Tesco says donations to the Trussell Trust helps food banks, while donations to FareShare support thousands of charities.

And the Trussell Trust is expecting to distribute one food parcel every eight seconds over the next three months with the charity reporting 320,000 people needed to access a food bank for the first time between April and September this year – the most ever for this period.

Goods that equate to more than 2,000 meals  have been donated by shoppers at Guildford’s main Tesco store as part of its winter food collection scheme

FareShare has more than 1,500 charities who seek food to help them provide meals for people facing hunger.

Tesco’s chief executive officer, Ken Murphy, said: “From a single carton of long-life milk to a whole trolley of items, every customer who donated helped us to make this one of the most successful winter food collections ever.”

Tesco says shoppers to its stores also helped towards donating more than £300,000 to the charities by rounding up their bills at the till and donating through a link from Tesco’s online groceries website.

Tesco provides its unsold food to FareShare and altogether it and its customers have given the equivalent of more than 39 million meals to both charities in the past year.

With both charities continuing to need support, Guildford shoppers can continue to donate food at permanent collection points at every Tesco store in the UK or make a donation after their online shop. They can also donate at until February.

FareShare is continuing to expand its operations into Surrey and is opening a warehouse in Guildford in the new year. Volunteers are now being recruited to help out. For details see our previous story Volunteers Needed for new FareShare Warehousing Opening Soon.


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