We were blown away by the generosity of the general public who helped donate an amazing 3.5 million meals at our recent national Tesco collection on the 5th and 6th of July. This total, which includes Tesco’s 30% top up, is equivalent to an incredible 26,000 trolleys worth of food! Donations will be split between Trussell Trust foodbanks and food redistribution charity Fareshare.
Chris Mould, Chairman of the Trussell Trust said: “In the last three months alone Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food to over 150,000 people in crisis and we know that the summer holidays can tip many low-income families over the edge. The extraordinary generosity of tens of thousands of members of the public across the UK at Tesco last weekend will help foodbanks to stop thousands of families from facing hunger this summer. We’re immensely grateful to Tesco for their invaluable support, the 30 per cent top up is a wonderful gift to our foodbanks which will make the public’s donations go much further.”