15th Jul, 2018

Free food on offer for charity and community groups from Tesco

Correspondent 15th May, 2018

CHARITIES and community groups across Redditch and Alcester are being invited to receive free surplus food from Tesco this summer.

The supermarket giant’s Community Food Connection scheme, run in conjunction with food charity FareShare and powered by FoodCloud technology, enables 7,000 charities and community groups to pick up free food from Tesco.

However with many school-operated groups taking a break during the summer holidays, it means food that would normally be donated could go to waste.

To combat this, Tesco is reaching out to charities and community groups to find out how they could benefit.

“Whilst many school breakfast clubs don’t operate over the summer, we know that there are many groups doing holiday activities that could benefit from surplus food from their local Tesco store,” said Tesco’s head of community Alec Brown.

“We are encouraging local groups who do to get in touch with FareShare, to find out if our surplus food could support their work in the community this summer.”

The free food includes fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables and bakery products and chilled food like meat, cheese and ready meals.

Groups registered with the Community Food Connection are given scheduled collection days and receive a text alert to tell them what food is available. They can then choose what they want from the surplus food on offer.

For more details visit the Community Food Connection online at www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-go.

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