Tesco donates £20,000 worth of food to mosques across the UK for charities during Ramadan


Ramadan display

Muslim charities will be able to feed more people in their communities over Ramadan thanks to a donation of £20,000 worth of food from Tesco.

The supermarket has distributed items ranging from chapatti flour to sunflower oil and rice to 20 mosques across London, Birmingham, Bradford and Leicester.

Matt Clark, world foods manager at Tesco, said: "Ramadan is an important time in the calendar for many of our customers and colleagues.

"As food plays a hugely significant role, we're proud to offer a delicious range of products and meals at great prices in over 300 of our stores.

"This year, we're also supporting local communities by donating food products to over 20 mosques across the UK to help feed those in need."

The mosques are working with local charities to supply hot meals and food parcels to the most vulnerable people in their communities.

Food was delivered last weekend via a Tesco dotcom van, which had been specially designed by seven-year-old Sangeeta Digpal, through a Ramadan competition held for primary schools across London.

Sangeeta, from The Clara Grant Primary School in Tower Hamlets, won the competition and received a £300 donation for her school, as well as a £100 Tesco voucher for herself.

Ramadan display

Tesco is expecting Ramadan sales this year to be up to £30 million with a 70% average increase in sales on key items such as chapatti flour, rice, oil and dates.

This includes selling approximately 4,000 bags of 10kg rice per day and 40,000 litres of tinned chopped tomatoes.