which means it’s time for our Annual Christmas Food Collection.
Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd November
Haddington, Musselburgh and North Berwick Tesco stores.
What do we need?
Look out for our volunteers and Tesco staff who will be giving out shopping lists highlighting what we really need this year.
What is the annual food collection?
In addition to the permanent collection points in, and ad hoc collections at stores throughout the year, we also work with Tesco and FareShare (through the Trussell Trust) on the annual Food Collection in the run-up to Christmas.
This provides much-needed food and funds for us at a critical time of year.
Since its inception in 2012, Tesco customers have donated more than 50 million meals aross the UK.
Tesco’s top up donations
Do you know that Tesco generously tops up its customers’ food donations with a financial donation of 20% of the value of the items donated?
The top-up is calculated using an average valuation of £1.75/kg for all items donated. This valuation is calculated by looking up the items that make up a standard food parcel and checking the prices of these items in Tesco’s standard own-label range.