Tesco launches £30m coronavirus community support package

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Tesco has launched a £30m support package to help communities and charitable causes during the coronavirus crisis.

The supermarket giant revealed plans to ramp up its work with charities that are “really under pressure” during the health emergency.

Tesco’s £30m pledge will include £15m of food donations to FareShare and the Trussell Trust over the next 12 weeks. Ambient and fresh groceries will then be distributed to local community groups and food banks.

The grocer will also donate £1m to each of those to organisations to support their operations.

Tesco will dish out £2m from its existing Bags of Help community donation scheme to charities helping “the most vulnerable” members of society through the health emergency.

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