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We want to help build thriving communitie­s by supporting the causes that matter most where we live and work, helping to feed those in need, and helping kids to lead healthier lives. Through our Stronger Starts programme, Tesco is set to provide one million free, healthy and nutritious meals to primary school children and their families most in need, by May 2023. Stronger Starts provides 2,000 healthy and nutritious food packs weekly, containing apples, onions, potatoes, and carrots through 80 DEIS schools. We’ve relaunched the much-loved Tesco Community Fund, with €1 million being made available to local causes annually. Since 2014, the Community Fund continues to provide vital support to community groups nationwide, amassing €6 million in donations to over 21,000 local community projects. This year we’ve grown our charity partnershi­p to include CHI hospitals and urgent care centres at Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght and Connolly with Children’s Health Foundation. This partnershi­p follows our seven-year partnershi­p with Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street, which raised €7 million. Going forward, we commit to helping treat all sick children in Ireland, with funds raised by colleagues, customers and CHF supporters going towards vital equipment and paediatric research. We have no time for food waste. As the first major grocery retailer to work with food-sharing app OLIO in Ireland, we look forward to expanding this programme nationally this year. OLIO works with volunteer ‘Food Waste Heroes’, who visit stores to collect surplus food nearing its best before or use-by date and redistribu­te it to the local community. OLIO complement­s our work with FoodCloud. Since 2014, together, we have redistribu­ted 16 million meals to more than 350 charitable organisati­ons, including afterschoo­l clubs, youth groups and senior citizen support services — which is now more important than ever before.

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