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Surplus food plea to community groups


Tesco and FareShare are looking for help to provide continued support to those who face hunger

Charities and community groups are being invited to help ensure surplus food doesn’t go to waste.

Tesco has teamed up with FareShare to help families who are facing hunger during the summer holidays.

Community Food Connection enables 7,000 charities and community groups to pick up free food from Tesco, but many of the groups that distribute the items do not meet during the holidays.

This has led Tesco to appeal to community groups to come forward to help ensure support is available during the holidays and that the food provided doesn’t go to waste.

Head of communications Tony McElroy said: “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.

“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."

Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of FareShare, said: “We support many amazing frontline charities which use in date surplus food from Tesco to feed thousands of vulnerable people right throughout the year. However, some groups, such as children’s breakfast clubs, close over the school holidays, which means there is even more food available – so don’t miss out, register now and become local food heroes.”

To register your interest in the scheme, visit the FareShare website.



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