Batley branch proves ‘Every little helps’ as it gives away 2,000 meals


Tesco Extra in Batley has donated over 2,000 meals to local people thanks to the chain’s redistribution programme.

In total, 2,186 meals were given out by the store as part of the Community Food Connection, in partnership with FareShare FoodCloud.

The contribution from the Batley branch has helped the programme reach its first milestone of one million meals of surplus food donated by Tesco stores nationwide.

The programme sees Tesco stores across the UK donating their unsold food to local charities and community groups for free.

Tesco Batley Extra launched the programme in May and has been working closely with food redistribution charity FareShare, and local charities.

The unsold food is provided to the charities free of charge, and includes fresh produce, such as fruit, vegetables and bakery products.

Over 60,000 meals in total were given out across the county of Yorkshire.

Rifka Chakkalakal, community food programmes manager at Tesco, said: “We are delighted to see Yorkshire contribute a fantastic 60,069 meals of surplus food to people in need.”