Tesco Summer Collection 2022 – Over 2 tonnes collected!

14th July 2022

What a successful Summer Tesco Collection!

For 3 days we were based at Tesco Newtownbreda, and had a huge number of volunteers helping us in a variety of ways, including speaking to customers, pre-packing some bags of shopping and sorting donations.

We collected 2133 KG  -which works out to being 5,081 meals for people in need. Or another way to look at it – it means we can feed 194 single people for 3 days worth of food. All of that is amazing – and we are so grateful for all the shoppers and customers for their generosity and kindness. THANK YOU!

This year we managed to trial a new idea. It was pre-packed food items in bags that we offered to shoppers, and they went down really really well. Shoppers who didn’t have much time were able to grab and go – taking a ready made donation of food with them. It made donating quick and easy!

Watch this space, as we are back at Tesco Newtownbreda in December 2022!

Below is a picture of the South Belfast Foodbank manager Bruce Gardiner-Crehan, alongside Robert Wilson – the Tesco Newtownbreda Charity Champion – who was amazing over the 3 days. Thank you Robert!

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