Tesco stores across Ireland raised €150,000 worth of donations this weekend to support families in need in their local communities.
Volunteers from 130 good causes were on-hand across the country to collect these goods for local distribution.
Tesco announced last week that it would hold its annual Tesco Ireland Christmas Appeal, which ran in stores on the 7-9 December.
The retailer asked its customers to their local charitable organisation donate a product in-store to their local charitable organisation.
Food, toiletries, nappies, small clothing items, and toys were donated as part of the three-day appeal.
“We are delighted that our Christmas Appeal collected over €150,000 this year for our partner charitable organisations across the country,” Aoife Donohoe, head of corporate affairs Tesco Ireland, said.
“We all know and recognise that Christmas can be a tough time for some people and we are really grateful to our customers for their continuous generosity donating items over the weekend.
“Volunteers from the organisations worked tirelessly over the three-days and are now in the process of delivering the donations collected during the appeal to those in need ahead of Christmas.”
All of the items donated during the appeal have been given to 130 partner causes from the Tesco surplus food donations programme which is run in partnership with FoodCloud.
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