More than 56,000 meals have been provided to charities and community groups in the
Western Isles thanks to Tesco’s surplus food redistribution scheme.
To date more than 20 million meals have been provided across the UK to charities
and community groups taking part in the scheme, with food for 600,000 meals a week
now being provided to good causes across the UK, saving them money which can be used
to provide other services.
In Scotland, Tesco’s initiative has seen two million meals donated to local groups
including homeless shelters, community centres, breakfast clubs, and groups providing
food to vulnerable older people.
Good causes are able to link up with local Tesco stores via an innovative app that
allows store teams to alert them to surplus unsold food items available at the end
of each day.
Not only does the scheme benefit the community groups involved, but it also prevents
unsold food going to waste.
Tesco is are calling on charities and community groups to register for the scheme,
which sees food including fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables and bakery products,
as well as chilled products like meat, cheese and ready meals, donated for free to
groups that sign up
Tesco Stornoway’s meal donation to good causes hits 56,645