Donations hit milestone at Asda stores

Two women hold a basket of food

ASDA has donated the equivalent of 10 million meals to charities across the entire UK, hitting a new major milestone.

Made up through surplus food supplies, Asda donated the food through its partnership with charity FareShare which included bread, bakery goods, fruit, vegetables and eggs.
In Scotland alone, the supermarket managed to donate over 1.5 million meals through its stores.

Local charities that benefited from this were able to visit their local Asda store up to five times a week to take food to distribute out into the wider community, which was the case for West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare (WDCF), who used the products to support their daily food parcels.

Adele Tonner, from WDCF, said: “We consistently receive a range of food items from Asda, including cans of juice, cereal and crisps, all of which goes straight into the food parcels and given out to those who need it the same day.

“We still spend quite a lot of money on food, but what we get through FareShare Go and Asda really does help.

“With the amount of people coming through our doors, we really appreciate everything we get from them.”

Karen Todd, Asda’s zero waste senior manager, said: “To reach such a big milestone in just four years is a fantastic achievement and we are extremely proud of all the hard work our colleagues have put in to get this far to help those in our local communities.”