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

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by News Desk

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...

Volunteers wanted for UK’s biggest Christmas food collection

Authored by News Desk

Kind-hearted volunteers are being sought in Plymouth to help with a nationwide food collection to help people in need this Christmas.

Leading food charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust are looking for members of the public to help man donation points at larger Tesco stores from Thursday, November 30 to Saturday, December 2 as part of the Tesco Food Collection.

The annual...

Poppy's Disney Princess wishes come to life

Authored by News Desk

Hallmark have brought one little girl's Disney wishes to life, thanks to a competition that ran in Tesco’s across the country.

To celebrate the launch of the all new Beauty and the Beast cards by Hallmark at Tesco, to support the latest Beauty and the Beast film, starring Emma Watson, in March of this year, Tesco launched a competition that gave children across the UK the chance to...

Tesco serves up 79,092 meals in Plymouth,

Authored by News Desk

Tesco’s food surplus redistribution initiative, Community Food Connection, has now served up 79,092 meals from Plymouth stores, a total 270,167 from Devon stores and 10 million meals nationally, helping more than 5,000 charities and community groups across the country.

This work is a key part of Tesco’s target to ensure no food safe for human consumption will go to waste by the end of...

Plymouth donates 6,600 meals to help feed people in need this Christmas

Authored by News Desk

Shoppers in Plymouth demonstrated their generosity earlier this month, by donating 6,600 meals to foodbank charity The Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare for Tesco’s Neighbourhood Food Collection.

The Neighbourhood Food Collection runs in all Tesco stores across the country, to collect vital store cupboard essential foods, such as rice, tea, tinned meat and UHT...