Shopkeepers in East Gilbride can donate groceries to help those in the community each time they visit their local Tesco store.
A new collection location has been set up at the St. Leonard’s store in the city.
Food charities help with their core work as the supermarket company establishes donation points in every major store in the UK.
The new donation point is that shoppers can drop long-term food donations whenever they are in the store, with Tesco offering customer donations of up to 20 percent in cash to the charity.
Customer donations will help Farshare in its efforts to support people in East Gilbrid, where regular donations are needed more than ever as the COVID-19 epidemic puts extra pressure on charity.
Tesco previously had food donation points in more than 500 stores, but by setting up new units it will now donate to a Trussell Trust food bank or food redistribution charity Fareshare in each of its more than 800 large stores. In the UK.
By looking at the donation point, customers can see which food items are most in demand for their local charity.
Jim Burns, director of Ops at Move, which works with Farshare, said: “Tesco really leads its customers to donate food to local vulnerable communities through collection points in their stores.
“With the introduction of more permanent collection points for Farshare in stores across the UK, Tesco has more opportunities to donate a food item to customers.
“Over the past year, generous Tesco customers have donated an equivalent of one million meals to Farshare, and I would like to thank each and every person for their support.
“Those donations have a sustainable food supply for us, which we have been able to redistribute to support our charities and community organizations who are most in need.”
Tesco Community Leader Claire de Silva added: “Covit-19 has great demands on food charities. Farshare supports 12,000 leading charities and community groups. “
Shopkeepers who are unable to make food donations at the store can offer their support to the two food charities in other ways.
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