Tesco to offer free fruit and veg to Devon’s Healthy Start families

Authored by News Desk

Tesco is expanding its food donation programme to help Devon families eat more fresh fruit and vegetables over the winter. From 16 November, the supermarket will give any of the 500,000 families who use the weekly Healthy Start vouchers a £1 coupon to spend on fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables. Every time a customer hands over their vouchers at the checkout, they will automatically...

Health Charity Partnership fundraising appeal in Devon shows a little help can go a long way

Authored by Mary

People in Devon will be able to give a big boost to three life-saving charities that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Tesco stores across Devon are supporting the Tesco Health Charity Partnership’s appeal to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 1 to 13 September.

The supermarket chain’s customers can make a donation by...

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Tesco stores in Devon to hold extra food collection

Authored by Mary

Devon’s Tesco stores are holding a special summer food collection to support the Trussell Trust and FareShare charities as they respond to an increased demand for food in the wake of the pandemic.

From August 20 to 22 customers can donate essential items of long-life food to the good causes. Tesco will top up all customer donations with an additional 20% donation in cash to the two...

Local food hub SAVEs more meals than it has hot dinners

Authored by Mary

On Wednesday, SAVE food hub volunteers saved the 4,000th food item from going to waste since the community group began working in March. The date also marked marked the first occasion of the partnership with Seaton Town Council and local Community Interest Company Re:store as SAVE started working from the Council’s Marshlands building

They collect and share edible, in date food with...

Tesco grant will help create nature-themed play trail in Seaton Wetlands

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A scheme to open people’s eyes to the wonders of Seaton Wetlands has received a £4,000 grant from Tesco.

The Tesco Bags of Help funding has been given to East Devon District Council, which was inspired to bid for the funds to create a trail that encourages people to spend more time outdoors.

It means the council can build wooden animal sculptures for children to climb on,...

Plymouth children will get first visit to the beach thanks to Tesco funding

Authored by Mary

Plymouth youngsters are being encouraged to feel the sand of the beach between their toes for the first time, thanks to a £4,000 grant from Tesco.

The money has been awarded to the Marine Biological Association, whose members were inspired to bid for the funds after discovering that some Plymouth children have never been to the beach despite living so close to the coast.


Tesco Bags of Help looking for grant applications in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

Community groups and charities in Plymouth are being invited to apply for thousands of pounds’ worth of funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Applications are now officially open for 2020, and anyone can nominate groups and charities benefiting local communities. Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £2,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months.

The scheme sees...

Thousands of meals donated by Plymouth Tesco shoppers this Christmas

Authored by Sarah Parker

Thousands of meals have been donated to food banks and groups feeding people, thanks to the generosity of Tesco’s Plymouth shoppers, figures released today reveal.

Plymouth shoppers donated 14,062 meals as part of the overall total of 2.5 million meals donated to charities the Trussell Trust and FareShare by shoppers during last month’s Tesco Food Collection, with Tesco topping up...

Tesco offers summer food aid to community groups

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Charities and community groups in Plymouth are being invited to receive free surplus food from Tesco this summer.

Across the UK the supermarket donates hundreds of thousands of meals to good causes each week as part of its Community Food Connection scheme, run in conjunction with food charity FareShare.

Community Food Connection enables 7,000 charities and community groups to...

Thousands of meals provided to needy by Tesco shoppers in Devon

Authored by Mary

Thousands of meals have been provided to people in need this Christmas thanks to customer donations at Tesco stores in Devon.

Across the UK a total of three million meals worth of food has been donated to charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust thanks to the Food Collection that ran in Tesco stores until December 2.

Supermarket shoppers were asked to donate long-life items...