Tesco has announced it will donate surplus food from all its ambient distribution centres to FareShare, resulting in a further 700,000 meals going to those in need this year. Tesco already supplies FareShare with surplus food from its fresh distribution centres.

FareShare and its beneficiaries will also receive a one-off donation of one million meals from Tesco. The donation will be made up of recently delisted product lines and will include tinned meat, cereals, canned fruit and vegetables.

The food will provide much needed support to people in need right across the country through organisations like women’s refuges, homeless shelters and children’s breakfast clubs.

Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO, said: “Over the last 12 months FareShare redistributed over 2,660 tonnes of food from Tesco – including food donated from the twice yearly Neighbourhood Food Collections – to over 2,100 charities across the UK. Our rewarding and longstanding partnership with Tesco means this latest donation will help us reach – and feed – even more vulnerable people.”

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