NO TIME FOR WASTE

Find out how you can con­trib­ute to­wards #zerofoodwastage

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - Love Your Life -

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.

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