Sur­plus food boost

Argyllshire Advertiser - - YOUR VIEWS -

Sir, Char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups across Ar­gyll and Bute are be­ing in­vited to re­ceive free sur­plus food from Tesco this sum­mer.

Across the UK, the su­per­mar­ket do­nates hun­dreds of thou­sands of meals to good causes each week as part of its Com­mu­nity Food Con­nec­tion scheme, run in con­junc­tion with food char­ity FareShare.

Com­mu­nity Food Con­nec­tion en­ables 7,000 char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups to pick up free food from Tesco, but many school-op­er­ated groups take a break dur­ing the sum­mer hol­i­days, mean­ing food that would nor­mally be do­nated could go to waste.

To com­bat that, and to en­sure food reaches peo­ple who need it this sum­mer, Tesco is reach­ing out to char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups to find out how they could ben­e­fit.

While many school break­fast clubs don’t op­er­ate over the sum­mer, many groups run hol­i­day ac­tiv­i­ties that could ben­e­fit from sur­plus food from their lo­cal Tesco store.

We are en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal groups to get in touch with FareShare to find out if our sur­plus food could sup­port their work in the com­mu­nity this sum­mer. If you are in­volved with a char­ity or com­mu­nity group that could ben­e­fit from the sup­port of Com­mu­nity Food Con­nec­tion, visit www.fareshare.org.uk/ fareshare-go to reg­is­ter your in­ter­est. Tony McEl­roy, head of com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Tesco, Scot­land.

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