Meals go to people in need in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 06:30 17 June 2017

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An Exmouth supermarket has donated more than 20,000 meals to the community.

Tesco says its Salterton Road store has made 22,989 donations of surplus food, through the supermarket chain’s Community Food Connection scheme, ranking it fourth among Tesco stores in Devon.

Beneficiaries of the scheme include Exmouth Baptist Church.

The scheme, run with food redistribution charity FareShare, allows Tesco stores to donate unsold food to feed people in need through an app developed by Irish social enterprise, FoodCloud.

The app lets local charities know there is surplus food available at the end of each day.

Community groups can then collect and use the food to provide nutritious meals to vulnerable people.

The scheme is already live in all large Tesco stores, and is rolling out now to smaller shops including those in Exmouth at Churchill Road and Rolle Street.

Charities or community groups can register to take part at www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud.

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