GENEROUS Tesco shoppers in Ealing are being thanked for their compassion after donating food to children and families this summer. 

In a special Tesco Food Collection, 6,009 meals were donated by customers in Ealing as part of a UK-wide total of 900,000 meals, for distribution by the Trussell Trust and FareShare.  

The food collected will help the Trussell Trust provide emergency food parcels to families in crisis and help FareShare support thousands of frontline groups working to feed children and families across the country.

Tesco topped up all the customer donations with an extra 20% in cash.   

The summer collection was in addition to the annual pre-Christmas food collection which the supermarket holds. 

Tesco Head of Community Claire De Silva said: “Our customers in Ealing have shown amazing support once again, and we will continue