Tesco's charity partnership with the British Red Cross

Tesco's support has helped the British Red Cross reach the most vulnerable people in society

Our partnership with Tesco

Tesco logo.We have been in partnership with Tesco since 2007. During this time Tesco has donated over £10 million to our emergency appeals to provide vital support for emergencies in the UK and overseas.

Helping communities during coronavirus

Our partnership with Tesco has become even more critical during the coronavirus pandemic. Tesco has supported us to reach the most vulnerable people in society through: 

  • donating £2 million to our coronavirus response to help keep communities safe today and build resilience tomorrow through projects such as the coronavirus support line and doorstep support.
  • signposting Tesco customers to our coronavirus support line for practical and emotional support through in store promotion and marketing campaigns.
  • providing mobile devices and data packages to support isolated people such as refugees and asylum seekers, which help them stay connected to their friends, families and communities.
  • giving our staff and volunteers priority access to all Tesco stores when shopping for vulnerable customers. 


Supporting those in crisis through our Emergency Protocol

Our partnership has an Emergency Protocol agreement in place. This enables our emergency response teams to access any Tesco store in the UK to get food and everyday essentials when crisis strikes. Whether it’s a fire or a flood, goods such as toiletries, bottled water, blankets and food can be provided to bring relief to affected communities. 

Since the UK went into lockdown, thousands of additional families and communities are in urgent need of support, and Tesco has increased the scope of this protocol to meet their urgent needs. 

Building resilient communities through our Disaster Relief Alliance

Building on their long-term support of international disaster relief, Tesco is also a founding member of our Disaster Relief Alliance. This group of corporate partners supports vulnerable communities to deal with emergencies before they happen through focusing on preparedness, response and recovery.

With Tesco’s support, we can continue to help communities become more resilient and ensure everyone receives the help they need in a crisis; today, tomorrow and in the future.