Portsmouth Tesco shoppers donate 1,900 essential meals to those in need

GENEROUS shoppers across Portsmouth have been thanked after donating nearly 2,000 meals to feed people in their communities.

Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 2:04 pm
Tesco food collection, picture by Matthew Horwood

Tesco held its annual food collection at the end of November and shoppers donated enough produce to make 1,909 meals, which went to the Trussell Trust and FareShare.

Tesco also held a food collection in the summer - and it topped up all donations by 20 per cent.

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Tesco’s head of community Claire De Sil va said: ‘With most of the UK in lockdown holding the collection was always going to be a challenge, but once again we have been amazed by the generosity of our Portsmouth customers – and the fact that we have now collected more than a million meals nationally is amazing.

‘Every single can, jar or packet donated is helping someone who needs support. We are immensely proud of the vital support our customers and colleagues have been able to give to the two charities.’

FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell said: ‘This year has been so difficult for so many people and FareShare has seen demand for our food skyrocket. We are immensely grateful to every single person in Portsmouth who donated food.'

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