Tesco stores have donated food worth over £20,000 to 20 mosques in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford and Leicester to mark the beginning of Ramadan.
The food donated included chapatti flour, sunflower oil and rice. The mosques, working with local Muslim charities, will distribute the food to help feed those in need this Ramadan.
The food was donated to the mosques last weekend via a Tesco dotcom van, which had been specially designed by Sangeeta Digpal, age seven, as part of a Ramadan competition the retailer held for local primary schools across London. She received a £300 donation for her school, as well as a £100 Tesco voucher for herself.
Ramadan food sales
Tesco expects 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.
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.”
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