Tesco: morning and evening collections


Why do some Tesco stores have morning collections and others have evening ones?

Charities prefer to collect surplus food in the mornings, so that food can be easily distributed to their service users throughout the day. 

Whereas OLIO prefer to collect in the evening, because we like collecting all food items (including all near 'use by' and chilled items) so that we can share as much as possible, and because we are able to share throughout the night thanks to our amazing community! 

Where OLIO doesn't have all 7 collection days at a store, it's because there are other local charities collecting on the other days. In this scenario, OLIO must have morning collections too, because their internal system can only display one collection time at the moment. 


Can you change our collection times to the evening?

Tesco have thousands of organisations and groups collecting surplus food across the UK, and all these collection slots are organised by a large national charity, who distributes them to organisations like OLIO each. We have no influence over this schedule, and so cannot edit it.   So please note, we can only change to evening collections when we have all 7 collection days at a store.


How do I change times at my store?

If a store wants to move OLIO’s collections from morning to evening (or vice versa), they will need to request it internally from Tesco HQ though their own internal channels .

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