Wirral Community Shop serves Christmas dinner thanks to Tesco
PEOPLE were treated to a Christmas dinner at a community store in Beechwood this year, thanks to food donations from local Tesco stores.
For many Community Shop members, the meal may be the only Christmas dinner they have this year, and the occasion has given them the opportunity to relax and socialize with other members.
A total of 1,700 dinners were served nationwide, as Community Shop hosted 29 Christmas dinners for its members across the UK.
The award-winning social enterprise works with retailers, manufacturers, food service and logistics providers to find good use of excess inventory, which might otherwise go to waste.
Members of the community store have access to a range of surplus products from well-known brands at greatly reduced prices, helping stretched budgets go deeper while fighting food waste.
David Ford, Communications Manager for Tesco in the North of England, said: âCommunity Shop provides a vital support network to its communities and Tesco is delighted to have partnered with them to help deliver Christmas dinners. in all their stores.
âChristmas can be a very difficult time for a lot of people and it’s great to bring some festive joy to these Christmas events.
âAfter a few difficult years, we are delighted to be able to help support Company Shop, on the road to a better 2022! ”
Joseph Chow, Head of Social Impact and Community Shop Development, said: âWe are extremely grateful for the food donated by Tesco which has enabled our members to come together after 12 difficult months due to the pandemic.
âCommunity Shop relies on surplus food donations from organizations like Tesco and it was amazing to see even more support.
âOur members had a great time at the Christmas dinner and we have already had fantastic feedback.