Tesco shoppers in Southwark donate thousands of meals this Christmas

Katherine Johnston (02 January, 2020) Business Community

'I would like to thank all those who donated and we will be doing our bit by topping up all the donations by 20 per cent'

34019Emma Revie, chief executive of the Trussell Trust joins volunteers at the launch of the Tesco Food Collection in the Surrey Quays Extra store last month.

Thousands of meals have been donated to food banks in Southwark by Tesco shoppers.

More than 2,600 meals were donated to the Trussell Trust and FareShare during November’s three-day Tesco Food Collection in the run up to Christmas.

Tesco Director Christine Heffernan thanked customers for their donations.

“On my visits to stores during the Collection I was taken aback by the generosity of our customers,” she said.

“I would like to thank all those who donated and we will be doing our bit by topping up all the donations by 20 per cent.”

The Trussell Trust’s Chief Executive Emma Revie also shared her delight at the borough’s generosity.

“Food banks up and down the country could not do what they do without the incredible support of the public and their loyal volunteers who work tirelessly to help people when they need support the most,” she said.

“An emergency food parcel, listening ear and compassionate, practical advice at the food bank can make a real difference when someone is facing a crisis. Any donations help make that difference.”

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