New collection points have been set up at the Tesco stores in Carluke and Lanark. The supermarket chain is installing donation points in all of its large stores in the UK to help food charities in their vital work.
The new donation points mean that shoppers can drop off donations of long-life food whenever they are in store, with Tesco topping up customer donations by an additional 20 per cent in the form of a cash donation to the charity.
Customer donations will help Fareshare in its efforts to support people in Carluke and Lanark, with regular donations needed more than ever due to the extra pressure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tesco previously had food donation points at more than 500 stores but with the installation of new units it will now have a donation point for either a Trussell Trust food bank or for food redistribution charity FareShare at every one of its 800-plus large stores in the UK.
By looking at the donation point, customers will be able to see which food items their local charity needs most.
Claire de Silva, Tesco’s head of community, said: “FareShare has been supporting 12,000 frontline charity and community groups, while food banks in the Trussell Trust network provided a record 1.2 million food parcels during the first six months of the pandemic.
“Installing the new donation points means all our customers can now easily donate food year-round.”