Neighbourhood Food Collection

Neighbourhood Food Collection

The Neighbourhood Food Collection is part of Tesco’s ongoing effort to encourage customers to donate long-life food to charity. So far we have helped to raise an incredible 27.5 million meals for people in need.

The food that’s collected goes to homeless hostels, refuges, older people’s lunch clubs, children’s breakfast clubs and other charities working with people in need. It will be combined with the fresh surplus food, such as meat and vegetables that we receive from the food industry. Most of this surplus is fresh so we need you to collect those long-life items to make a nutritionally balanced meal for someone.

All of the food helps to feed people in need in local communities. For many people in crisis a meal is just the first step in helping to get their lives back on track. Tesco also adds an extra 20% to all food donations in the form of a financial donation, meaning that several million pounds of support has been given to reach more people in need.