Once a year, as you enter and exit Tesco supermarkets in the UK, you will be invited to leave non-perishable food items in a shopping trolley. July 2014 will see Tesco undertake it’s 4th Neighbourhood Food Collection to help tackle the growing issue of food poverty in the UK.
All of the food will be donated to the Trussell Trust foodbank network and the over 1,290 UK charities supported by food redistribution charity FareShare.
To help raise awareness Tesco asked me to survive on a food parcel for 5 days and the above photo shows what I found in my box. This is food for 1 person for 5 days and the total cost was £16.77.
Being used to a varied diet with lots of fruit and vegetables and very rarely eating anything out of a tin, I am starting this week with a turned up nose already. I notice there are no snacks – and I do like a bit of chocolate in the afternoon to keep me going but there is a packet of Rich Tea biscuits.
I have drawn up a bit of a meal plan too but don’t get too excited as I am not …
Tesco Neighbourhood Food Challenge
During the Neighbourhood Food Collection in December 2013, enough food was donated to provide a record 4.3 million meals. In total, Tesco and its customers have donated more than 10 million meals, as well as much needed funds to support the growth and maintenance of the charities Trussell Trust and FareShare.
So there you go, I am sharing my meals on Instagram but not the mess I went to at breakfast this morning – enjoy!
If you could add a couple of non perishable foods to the trolley on your way out you would be helping someone from the growing poverty stricken families in the UK, thank you.