Tesco stores across Lisburn have donated an incredible 1,257 meals to local people in need thanks to Tesco’s surplus food redistribution programme, Community Food Connection, in partnership with FareShare FoodCloud.
This contribution from stores in Lisburn has helped the programme reach its first milestone of one million meals of surplus food donated by Tesco stores nationwide.
The programme sees Tesco stores across the UK donating their unsold food to local charities and community groups for free.
Tesco launched the programme earlier this year and has been working closely with food redistribution charity FareShare, and local charities and community
Part of Tesco’s ongoing pledge to cut food waste, Community Food Connection links local charities and community groups to Tesco stores via an innovative app that allows store teams to let local charities know there is unsold food available at the end of each day.
The unsold food is provided to the charities free of charge, and includes fresh produce, such as fruit, vegetables and bakery products. Chilled products like meat, dairy and ready meals are also offered.
To date 2,000 charities and community groups have signed up to the programme and the equivalent of one million meals of surplus food has been donated to good causes right across the UK.
FareShare FoodCloud is the latest step in Tesco’s work with FareShare on the provision of surplus food.
Any charities or community groups in that are interested in joining the programme should visit www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud