MORE than 9,500 meals have been given to charities and community groups in Redditch thanks to Tesco’s surplus food redistribution scheme Community Food Connection.
The scheme provides meals for local charities and community groups and in Redditch Tesco’s initiative has seen 9,500 meals donated to local groups including homeless shelters, community centres, breakfast clubs, and groups providing food to vulnerable older people.
The scheme has been rolled out across all of Tesco’s stores in the UK, with stores providing surplus food every night, equating to around with food for 600,000 meals a week for good causes.
Tesco’s Head of Community Alec Brown said: “We know that Community Food Connection is making a real difference to communities in Redditch by providing people in need with meals from food that would otherwise go to waste.
“I would invite any group that thinks they could benefit from the scheme to contact FareShare, as we have the capacity to help even more good causes.”
The waste=prevention initiative sees food including fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables and bakery products, as well as chilled products like meat, cheese and ready meals, donated for free to groups that sign up.
Groups or charities that could benefit can visit http://fareshare.org.uk/getting-food/fareshare-go-support/ to register.