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Tesco launches scheme which provides those in need with surplus food meals

PUBLISHED: 12:01 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:01 28 March 2017

Tesco’s Community Food Connection has so far helped provide more than six million meals to over 3800 community groups and charities.

Tesco's Community Food Connection has so far helped provide more than six million meals to over 3800 community groups and charities.

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The supermarket has teamed up with charity FareShare to bring the initiative to Bexley

A leading supermarket is asking Bexley charities and community groups to register for a new scheme whereby they turn surplus foods into meals for people in need.

Tesco’s Community Food Connection programme with FareShare FoodCloud - a charity that tackles food waste and food poverty - recruits and supports groups, linking them to supermarket stores via an app that allows store teams to alert them to surplus unsold food itemsavailable at the end of the day.

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

Groups that can benefit from Bexley-run scheme include homeless shelters, substance abuse rehabilitation services, after-school clubs, foodbanks and domestic violence refuges.

Since launching in February 2016, Tesco’s Community Food Connection has so far helped provide more than six million meals to over 3800 community groups and charities.

If you are a charity or community group that could benefit from the support of Community Food Connection, visit fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud to register.

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