NO TIME FOR WASTE
Find out how you can contribute towards #zerofoodwastage
At Tesco, we think it’s simply not right that good food goes to waste, while there are many living in food poverty. Around one third of the world’s food is never eaten – either thrown away or left to rot. Last year, the Solid Waste Corporation reported that Malaysians waste 15,000 tonnes of food daily, including 3,000 tonnes that is still fit for consumption and should not be discarded. We have a role to play and to take the lead in channelling edible unsold food such as bakery and fresh produce to those in need.
So in October 2016, we launched Food Surplus Donation programme in partnership with Food Aid Foundation and Kechara Soup Kitchen. To-date, over 150,000 kgs of food surplus equivalent to 600,000 meals have been channelled to over 130 charity homes, the homeless and the urban poor. The programme which began with two Tesco stores has expanded to 39 stores across the Klang Valley, Penang, Kelantan, Perak, Melaka and Johor and through to all Tesco stores by end 2017.
WHY IT MATTERS.
As a food business, our long-term success depends on the health of the natural environment. From the fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish we sell to the raw materials that go into our other products, they all come from natural ecosystems. Protecting the environment starts from understanding and addressing the impacts in our operations and supply chain. Doing so can also increase our resilience to risk, help secure the supply of our products and provide opportunities to save money and indirectly keep food prices low.
HOW YOU CAN HELP.
Join the #zerofoodwastage movement by donating any edible surplus food through to Kechara Soup Kitchen or Food Aid Foundation. To learn more go to www.kechara.com/soup
kitchen or www.foodaidfoundation.org.