Tesco offers Easter treat for the homeless

While you are tucking into your Easter eggs, spare a thought for the less fortunate. Supermarket giant Tesco has pledged to donate surplus food to community groups throughout the Christmas period, meaning we all get a chance to celebrate.

Community Food Connection enables some 7,000 charities and community groups acfross the UK to pick up free food from Tesco each week, but some of those groups take a break during school holidays, which means Tesco can offer free surplus food to even more organisations over Easter.

Donations on offer include:

  • Fruit and vegetables;
  • Bakery products;
  • Chilled food like meat, cheese and ready meals.

Head of Community at Tesco, Alec Brown, said: “We know that there are some charities that may offer holiday clubs, or groups that put on special events over the Easter holidays, and it is exactly those sort of groups that we want to hear from.

“Whatever time of year it is, we would much rather that unsold food is put to good use in the community, and feeds people first, rather than going to waste.”

Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of FareShare, said: “We support many amazing frontline charities which use in date surplus food from Tesco to feed thousands of vulnerable people right throughout the year. However, some groups, such as children’s breakfast clubs, close over the school holidays, which means there is even more food available – so don’t miss out.”

Fact file

If you are a charity or community group that could benefit from the support of Community Food Connection this Easter, register your interest here.



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