Customers at Tesco in Hungerford were invited to donate food in store between Friday 29 November and Sunday 1 December, as the retailer again geared up to hold the biggest ever food collection in the UK.
Tesco teamed up with foodbanks charity the Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare to hold the third Neighbourhood Food Collection.
Customers at the Hungerford Tesco were given a special shopping list when they entered the store and were asked to pick up an item of food such as long-life milk, cereal, tinned foods and tea and coffee before donating it at the end of their shop.
The food will now be distributed to the local foodbank or FareShare depot before being given to people in times of need.
The store manager at Hungerford Tesco said: “In the run up to Christmas we wanted to do our bit to feed those in need and the volunteers we had in the store from the two charities were fantastic. Our customers were incredibly generous and I would like to thank them all for their support.”
The volunteers were also joined by the Richard Benyon MP for Newbury.
“I was glad to support this excellent initiative by Tesco in Hungerford. It was noticeable how generous shoppers were in supporting the foodbank which will bring comfort to families on low incomes this Christmas.”
Tesco will be topping up all total donations by a further 30%.