Surplus food boost
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.