In the current, extraordinary situation there is more need of little helps than ever. Therefore, Tesco gives a one-off food donation to support the work of the Hungarian Food Bank Association and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid and the families in need supported by them. The sum amount of the donation is 42 million HUF.
Tesco is committed to support the communities where its colleagues and customers are living. Despite the extraordinary circumstances, thanks to its colleagues’ effort, Tesco is able to continue the cooperation with the Hungarian Food Bank and support people in need with its daily food surplus donation programme. Just last week Tesco donated 75 tonnes of food to support those in need in Hungary.
Besides maintaing the daily cooperation with Hungarian Food Bank, Tesco decided to give a one-off support to families in need. The company gives a food donation to those who need it the most through its strategic partners, the Hungarian Food Bank Association and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid. The donation was funded by the reallocation of the budget of the spring edition of the company’s You Choose, We Help programme which has to be cancelled due to current situation.
The support is provided in the form of food and other essential products (e.g.: baby care, detergent, canned meat, long life milk, marmalade and other durable food), the actual list and number of products donated is constructed in cooperation with the recipient organisations, and the first delivery was already received.
Tesco is committed to tackling food waste. Therefore, the chain is operating its daily food surplus donation programme, in which the colleagues are collecting the fruits, vegetables and bakery products which are still perfectly edible but cannot be sold and donate them to people in need. In Hungary since September 2014 until the end of February 2020 Tesco donated almost 26 000 tonnes of food, equalling to more than 64 million of meals. The daily food surplus donation programme is currently operating in more than 170 stores in Hungary, the donation is continuos and safe despite the pandemic.