Thank you for helping us feed people in need!
On 2nd, 3rd and 4th July all UK Tesco stores hosted a food collection for either a Trussell Trust foodbank or our partner charity, FareShare, to help stop UK hunger.
During this 6th Neighbourhood Food Collection, we managed to receive a record number of 3.6 million meals! That’s an incredible 13% increase compared to last summer’s collection, which will help to support more people in crisis this summer, a time when our foodbanks see a notable rise in visitors.
David McAuley, Trussell Trust Chief Executive, said: “We are truly grateful for the amazing effort by Tesco store staff, customers, volunteers and foodbanks in this year’s summer Neighbourhood Food Collection. The donations will make a huge difference to foodbanks’ ability to not only provide a minimum of three days’ emergency food to people in need but also additional support to tackle the root causes of poverty. It is timely given the additional pressure on families of providing lunch time meals and child care during the summer school holiday months. I would like to say a special thank you to everyone at Tesco who helped make this event such a success. Since the Neighbourhood Food Collection inception in the summer of 2012 Tesco customers have donated over 27 million meals to help feed people in crisis.”
We are thrilled that the UK's largest supermarket has caught our vision that no-one should go hungry, and is working with us and FareShare to empower local communities and fight poverty.
See a full collection of the social media highlights from the event here.