Su­per­mar­kets of­fer char­i­ties food for nought

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

A new scheme will en­sure un­sold food at two su­per­mar­kets doesn’t go to waste.

Fare­share Food Cloud will see left­over food at the Tesco stores in Cas­tle Dou­glas and Kirkcud­bright given to char­i­ties for free to turn into meals for vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple.

The move is part of the su­per­mar­ket chain’s com­mu­nity food con­nec­tion pro­gramme.

Tesco stores di­rec­tor for Dumfries and north-east Eng­land Ross Blake said: “We are look­ing for­ward to forg­ing strong links with lo­cal char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups.”

Char­i­ties that reg­is­ter for the scheme will be alerted by a mo­bile phone app to un­sold food that is avail­able at the end of each day. It will in­clude fresh pro­duce and baked goods as well as meat, dairy and ready meals.

Groups look­ing to sign up for the scheme should reg­is­ter at fare­share.org.uk/fare­share-food­cloud.

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