A thousand meals donated by 
kind shoppers

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Big-hearted shoppers got into the festive spirit and dug into their pockets to donate over a thousand meals to people in need this Christmas.

Customers at Tesco in 
Filey donated 1,026 meals to the needy at the store earlier this month.

The store was just one of nearly 900 Tesco stores up and down the country taking part in “help feed people in need”, the largest ever food collection in the UK.

The retail giant joined forces with food bank charity, Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare to collect 1,000 tonnes of food, Which is the equivalent of more than two million meals.

Food raised by the Filey Tesco superstore will now be distributed to those in need by a local network of charities and community groups supported by FareShare.

Shoppers at the Filey Tesco superstore donated a wide range of food items with the most popular good proving to be cans of soup and cereals.

Many customers even used the opportunity to bring some festive cheer to the appeal by buying Christmas items such as mince pies and Christmas puddings.

Filey Tesco manager, Luke Withers, said: “We are delighted the people of Filey have supported us with this really good cause.

“We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers and hopefully the food collected last weekend will go some way to help people are less fortunate. Thank you so much for all the support and pulling together.”