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Tesco/FareShare Neighbourhood Food Collection

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On 28 Nov 2016 at 2:30pm Community Champion Tesco Lewes wrote:
Beginning this Thursday, 1st December, until 9pm Saturday 3rd December, we will be holding a Neighbourhood Food Collection in store in conjunction with FareShare. Your donations of long life food and toiletry items will be gratefully received. See attached link for further information:

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On 28 Nov 2016 at 4:24pm Mark wrote:
Thanks for the news.., Tesco's local community champ. Does it eat into your profits much to give us opportunities to give stuff to others? How many local businesses did you sink when you opened?
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On 28 Nov 2016 at 5:16pm Dexter wrote:
How many people lost their jobs when they fraudulently submitted their accounts a couple of years ago? Are any of these former staff using food banks?
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On 28 Nov 2016 at 7:13pm Jeff wrote:
Will you be donating all your out of date food and unsold bread Tesco?

It's the law in France now that supermarkets make good use of the food they can no longer sell and it should be the same here.
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On 28 Nov 2016 at 7:25pm CLOWSIE wrote:
Does this food collection go to our local food banks?
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On 28 Nov 2016 at 7:34pm Clifford wrote:
PR tricks of this kind will do nothing to improve Tesco's reputation.

'Taxpayers are forking out £11bn a year to ‘subsidise’ supermarkets such as Tesco which don’t pay workers enough – so they have their wages ‘topped up’ with benefits and tax credits, according to a charity.'
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On 28 Nov 2016 at 7:40pm Community Champion Tesco Lewes wrote:
Thanks for all your replies, if you're really concerned about what Tesco have done as a national company I can't help you as I am (as I'm sure you're aware) a very small part of that company working within the local store only. You can contact Tesco through their website if you seriously want answers to those questions. For any genuine queries, Jeff perhaps, yes we do donate unsold food and that day's sell by food, at the end of every day we contact local community groups/charities who come and collect it. Why don't you take a look at the attached link for more information? And Mark, to make sure we don't benefit or profit from extra sales that may be generated as a result of customers buying extra for the food collection, Tesco top up the total amount donated by 20%. It would be easier if you read the attached link. I understand that some of you just want to hate Tesco and I guess I'm a glutton for punishment trying to persuade you otherwise but as I've said before, I'm happy to meet with you at the store to discuss what we do for the community. So far no takers , strangely....

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On 28 Nov 2016 at 10:54pm shopper wrote:
Credit where credit is due - at least someone has taken the time to reply with a constructive response - no doubt the whingers will happily hide behind their keyboards and lack the balls to take up the offer to discuss the matter with Tesco nationally or locally.....
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On 28 Nov 2016 at 11:42pm Hyena wrote:
Mark, no point at having a pop at the workers ! I don't think it's his/her profits .
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On 29 Nov 2016 at 9:52am Andymac wrote:
Good for you Community Champion Tesco Lewes, cracking response. So far, an unsurprising silence from the smug Lewes leftie virtue-signalling bourgeoisie.
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On 29 Nov 2016 at 10:58am huw wrote:
I help out at the Landport food bank whenever I can and we receive bread & other bits directly from Tesco's shelves, we also collect (along with other food banks) directly from a donations basket in the store. In addition, Tesco donate to fareshare (store donations and from their own stock) which is then distributed (although I'm not sure if this is centrally or locally done).
It's not an ideal world and they may not be a paragon of virtue but it does give something back to society and without their assistance we would struggle to provide food for those in need.
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On 29 Nov 2016 at 4:30pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I have just checked out the attachment to the first post on this thread. It seems that all I have to do is go into Tesco and take stuff like tinned meat and tinned vegetables and deposit them at the collection point. I don't mind doing that if it helps out.
I can do that before I then head back into the store to do my own shopping, go through the till, and put my shopping in the boot to take home.
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On 29 Nov 2016 at 8:17pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
What do whingers want? A food collection in an independent record store?? Glad to see the dull idiots silenced by this community champion. Thanks Sussex Jim for putting in the simplest possible terms for these very thick people.
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On 30 Nov 2016 at 8:23am Towney wrote:
Crikey, i don't mind helping people out but most of the people who receive donations from food banks have sky sports in their council houses and smoke 40 B&H a day. I've heard people who are "not proud" say that they get a lot of their food from places like this despite having more disposable income then my household will ever have!!!!!!


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