TESCO customers helped to donate 3.5m meals during the supermarket’s second National Food Collection appeal last month – the equivalent, it said, of 26,000 trolley-loads of food.
The firm held the appeal in partnership with Foodbanks charity, the Trussell Trust and food
redistribution charity, FareShare in all its UK stores.
School holidays were a particularly difficult time with as many as 70% of families currently suffering from food poverty relying on food given out by schools, the company said.
Customers donated non-perishable food items and Tesco’s added a 30% top up. The company plans to introduce permanent collection points in some of its stores.