THOUSANDS of meals have been provided to people in need this Christmas thanks to customer donations at Stratford Tescos.
Customers in Stratford donated over 5,500 meals this Christmas to foodbank collections run by The Trussell Trust.
Shoppers were asked to donate long-life items to help people in need as part of their usual shop, with Tesco topping up the value of the customer donations by 20 per cent.
Thanks to customers’ generosity and the Tesco top-up, this year’s collection has seen over 3 million meals worth of food donated to help people in
Foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network which provides users with emergency food parcels because they cannot afford to feed themselves and their families.
Tesco spokesperson Alec Brown said: “Every year we are taken aback by the generosity of customers who give to the food collection in our stores across the UK.
“We know that this annual collection makes a real difference in Stratford and we would like to thank everyone who has donated, volunteered or helped with the food collection in store. food collection is just one of the ways that Tesco has been supporting the two food charities.
“A donation to the charities has also been made for every fresh turkey sold in Tesco stores and for every pack of Tesco Finest Candy Cane flavoured crisps sold over the festive period.”
Trussell Trust manager Samantha Stapley thanked staff and customers for their generosity and support to prevent hunger at Christmas.
The supermarket’s clothing range F&F has also been selling festive-themed ‘hats with a heart’ with a donation of £1 from each hat split between the Trussell Trust and foodbank network FareShare.