We have enjoyed working in partnership with Tesco for more than seven years. Together we have supported over a million people in crisis.
With Tesco and food redistribution charity FareShare we are working to make a positive difference in local communities across the UK.
Our partnership with Tesco is instrumental in ensuring our network of food banks has enough food to meet the increasing demand. Through permanent collection points, located in over 450 Tesco stores, people can donate food to their local food bank while doing their weekly shop.
Tesco’s top up donations
Tesco generously tops up its customers’ food donations with a financial donation of 20% of the value of the items donated.
The top-up is calculated using an average valuation of £1.75/kg for all items donated. This valuation is calculated by looking up the items that make up a standard food parcel and checking the prices of these items in Tesco’s standard own-label range.
The Food Collection
In addition to the permanent collection points in hundreds of Tesco stores, and ad hoc collections at stores throughout the year, we also work with Tesco and FareShare on the annual Food Collection in the run-up to Christmas. This provides much-needed food and funds for local food banks at a critical time of year. The Food Collection is great fun for volunteers and Tesco employees alike and, since its inception in 2012, Tesco customers have donated more than 50 million meals.
As a leading retailer, with 440,000 colleagues, Tesco serves millions of customers worldwide every week, in stores and online. Their operations in the UK are the largest within the Group, with over 3400 stores and over 310,000 colleagues.