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Char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are be­ing urged to reg­is­ter for a new scheme which will see un­sold food be­come meals for vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple.

As part of its on­go­ing pledge to cut food waste, Tesco’s Com­mu­nity Food Con­nec­tion pro­gramme with FareShare FoodCloud re­cruits and sup­ports or­gan­i­sa­tions by link­ing them to Tesco stores via an app.

The un­sold food is free and in­cludes fresh pro­duce, such as fruit, veg­eta­bles and bak­ery prod­ucts. Chilled prod­ucts like meat, dairy and ready meals are also of­fered.

Rachel Finn, head of Com­mu­nity Food Pro­grammes, at Tesco said: “No food that can be eaten should go to waste.

“We’re re­ally ex­cited to start work­ing on this ini­tia­tive to en­sure that any un­sold food we have is made use of.”

Groups us­ing food to sup­port peo­ple that would like to ac­cess the scheme, can visit www.fareshare.org. uk/fareshare-foodcloud

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