Tesco to give unsold food to charities

Unsold food from Tesco Inverurie will soon become meals for vulnerable people across the town thanks to a new scheme.

Tuesday, 6th September 2016, 12:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th September 2016, 2:18 pm
Tesco Inverurie is one of the many stores taking part in the scheme

Tesco and FareShare are calling on charities and community groups in and around the town to register for the scheme.

As part of its ongoing pledge to cut food waste, Tesco’s Community Food Connection programme with FareShare FoodCloud recruits and supports charities and community groups, linking them to Tesco stores via an innovative app that allows store teams to alert them to surplus unsold food items available at the end of each day.

The unsold food is free and includes fresh produce, such as fruit, vegetables and bakery products and chilled products like meat, dairy and ready meals are also offered.

FareShare FoodCloud is the result of a unique three-way partnership bringing the charity, social enterprise and commercial sectors together.

Any charities or community groups in Aberdeenshire using food to support people that would like to access the scheme, should register their interest by visiting www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud.