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Tesco encourages groups to sign up for surplus food scheme

PUBLISHED: 19:09 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 19:55 26 March 2018

Tesco is calling on community groups to get involved in their surplus food scheme. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Tesco is calling on community groups to get involved in their surplus food scheme. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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Charities and community groups are being invited to sign up to receive surplus food from a national supermarket chain.

Tesco distributes hundreds of thousands of meals to good causes every week as part of its Community Food Connection scheme, run in conjunction with food redistribution charity FareShare.

Almost 7,000 charities and community groups already receive surplus food from the supermarket through the scheme, with recipients including older people’s lunch clubs, school breakfast clubs and charities working with vulnerable and homeless people.

Now, Tesco is reaching out to groups in Great Yarmouth to encourage them to discover how they could receive surplus food.

“Community Food Connection is making a real difference in communities across the UK, but we know there are more groups that could receive food from the scheme,” said Tesco’s head of community, Alec Brown.

“I’d encourage any group looking to use food in their work to discover how they could benefit.”

Visit the FareShare website to find out more.

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