Surplus supermarket food to benefit Exmouth's vulnerable and homeless

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 April 2018

Tesco Community Food Connection Programme Highams Park. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images Image ©Licensed to i-Images Picture Agency London, United Kingdom.

Tesco Community Food Connection Programme Highams Park. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images Image ©Licensed to i-Images Picture Agency London, United Kingdom.

©2018 Andrew Parsons / i-Images

Supermarket giant Tesco is urging organisations supporting vulnerable people in Exmouth to sign up to receive surplus food.

Charities and community groups in the town are being invited to sign up to receive excess food from their local Tesco store.

The supermarket distributes meals nationally, to groups such as lunch clubs for the elderly, school breakfast clubs and charities working with the homeless.

This Community Food Connection scheme is run in conjunction with food redistribution charity FareShare and powered by FoodCloud technology.

Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of FareShare, said: “We know that the surplus food makes a real difference to the work of these groups, often saving them money which can go towards other valuable services.”

If you are a charity or community group that could benefit from the support of Community Food Connection then visit www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-go to find out more.

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