Foresters & Tesco: Feed a Child for a Day

We have helped over 300 children in the North East receive food support this summer thanks to Foresters Financial and Tesco 

Feed a Child for a Day

Members from Foresters received a grant of £2000 to help ‘Feed a Child for a Day‘ over the summer holidays and around 20 volunteers came together to pack food parcels on Sunday 17th July. These parcels were made up of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, as well as snacks and drinks for children.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Foresters volunteers and Tesco for this initiative. Unfortunately demand for food support is rising considerably and we are always looking for new ways to help our local community by distributing surplus and donated food to where it is needed the most.”

(Jake Hanmore, FareShare North East CEO) 

The event took place at Tesco Kingston Park Newcastle with Tesco kindly donating their community room and resources. The food will be distributed to our members across the region for children who might otherwise struggle to eat without school meals over the summer holidays, as part of our holiday hunger project.

“We run events like this all year round to support local charities whether that’s with food, clothing, school supplies or Christmas toys. It is a very sad situation that so many families struggle with basic needs such as food but it is a pleasure to be able to do our part to help FareShare North East and the great work that they do.”

(Rachael Metcalfe – Foresters)

Partner with Us

FareShare North East are always looking for new partners whether that’s local food producers, suppliers or distributors to ensure no food goes to waste and can be distributed effectively to benefit both the environment and the local community.

For further information, please contact Lynsey Thompson ([email protected]