Charities benefit from extra food collection in supermarkets, including in Islington
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Two charities will have received extra supplies from a supermarket in Islington.
FareShare and The Trussell Trust will be given long-life food by Tesco after an extra summer collection from August 20 to August 22 across its network, including in the borough.
All customer donations were met with a 20 per cent cash donation by Tesco to the two charities.
Before the donations, Tesco director David Page said: “This is a really challenging time for the two charities because of the big rise in demand on them for food.
“Our customers have responded with incredible generosity to our food collections in the past, donating more than 39 million meals.”
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In the past, a £30m package was raised by both Tesco and its customer’s fundraising in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
That package included a £15m donation of extra food to the two charities and £1m to both of them towards increased running costs.
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