Tesco launches biggest ever Neighbourhood Food Collection in UK
The Neighbourhood Food Collection, run by Tesco with foodbank charity, The Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity, FareShare, is aiming to provide at least five million meals to help feed people in need this winter.
Both The Trussell Trust and FareShare see an increase in the need for their support during the winter, with the extra cost of heating that comes with the cold weather adding another pressure for families struggling to make ends meet.
For other vulnerable people, it’s isolation or the need for greater support services, which has led to an 26% increase in the number of charities signing up to FareShare for food deliveries in the last year.
Since the Neighbourhood Food Collection launched in 2012, the equivalent of more than 38 million meals have been donated to people in need by generous Tesco customers.
Tesco also tops up customer donations by 20%, the only retailer to top up customer donations in this way - helping the charities grow and provide additional support to people in need. ■