Orpington Tesco Support MindCare Dementia Support with Food Scheme

MindCare Dementia Support with Tesco Orpington staff as part of Tesco Community Food Connection programme

Leigh (left) from MindCare, collecting food donations from Tesco Orpington. Photo by Orpington 1st.

Tesco in Orpington has been doing its bit to help local residents live as well as possible with dementia with donations of fresh produce.

Each week the store donates quality food including fruit, vegetables, bread and cakes to the St Paul’s Wood MindCare Dementia Support Centre, as part of the Tesco Community Food Connection programme.

MindCare uses the food to make fresh healthy meals for people attending the centre run by Bromley and Lewisham Mind at the United Reformed Church Hall in Giggs Hill, St Paul’s Cray.

People attending the centre also get involved in preparing the food for cooking, maintaining everyday living skills essential to living well with dementia.

MindCare Dementia Support is part of Bromley & Lewisham Mind. Ben Taylor, the Chief Executive of Bromley & Lewisham Mind, said, “It is wonderful to be part of an innovative, socially and environmentally-friendly scheme such as this and we are grateful to Tesco for involving us. It a great example of how businesses and charities can work together to serve their local communities.”