Tesco customers have donated 2.8 million meals to feed people in need during the Neighbourhood Food Collection which took place in all stores from 30 June 30 to July 2.
The collection gives the supermarket chain’s customers the opportunity to donate store cupboard staple foods to food redistribution charity FareShare and foodbank charity The Trussell Trust.
This summer’s collection brings the total number of meals collected to more than 36 million since the Neighbourhood Food Collection began in 2012.
Tesco has topped up donations made by 20% to enable the charities to expand their networks and reach even more people in need.
Caroline Silke, head of community at Tesco, said: “We are truly appreciative of the continued generosity that our customers have shown for the Neighbourhood Food Collection in their communities.
“We believe no one should go hungry and the food donated will play a vital role in helping feed many people in need. We want to thank our colleagues and all the fantastic volunteers whose support and dedication made the collection possible.”