Tesco Bengaluru Pledges Community Upliftment Amidst COVID-19

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Bengaluru, April 20, 2020: In a bid to reiterate its commitment towards colleagues and customers, Tesco Bengaluru, the global services arm for Tesco PLC, has broadened its community outreach programme amidst the pandemic situation and is contributing towards creating a significant social impact to the community it serves.

Tesco Bengaluru and its colleagues have come forward to support the deprived daily wage workers and marginalised community, one of the most affected groups of the present criticality. By providing dry groceries to daily workers and their family across the Whitefield area, Tesco is touching around 500 lives on a daily basis since the lockdown.

In addition to this, Tesco has collaborated with GiveIndia, is running a special campaign with colleagues to voluntarily donate towards the relief fund. This aggregated donation will be utilised in providing essentials to towards the upliftment of vulnerable communities in and around the Whitefield area.

Likewise, through our existing partnership with Akshaya Patra Foundation, Tesco Bengaluru is providing dry ration to children through their schools on a weekly basis and intends to touch lives of around 6000 children in the next few weeks.  The company is also contributing a sum of INR 25 Lakhs to the PM-CARES Fund, a dedicated national fund with a primary objective of dealing with any emergency or distress, COVID-19 in this case.

Dr Sumit Mitra, CEO, Tesco Business Services & Tesco Bengaluru said, “At Tesco, we have a culture that every little help makes a big difference. In this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, people are going through difficult times and we have taken a series of conscious measures to provide maximum support to the marginalized society. I believe it is our duty now more than ever to ensure as corporates we support our local communities during this crisis. We also appreciate the swift efforts by Central and State Governments of India to curb this pandemic and we stand in support and pledge to continue our efforts to support the nation.”