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Tesco marks food surplus scheme; CELEBRATION.

Tesco stores in Inverness are joining hundreds of others across the UK this weekend to celebrate four years of the supermarket's surplus food donation scheme.

Next Saturday colleagues in the Inverness Extra, Inverness Inshes Extra and Inverness Ness Side stores will be showcasing the Community Food Connection scheme, which is run in conjunction with leading food charity FareShare.

They will be talking to customers about how the scheme works to provide free surplus food, and inviting local charities and community groups who already receive food from the scheme to encourage even more to sign up.

The Community Food Connection scheme ensures every Tesco store in the UK is able to donate surplus food to charities and community groups.

It uses an innovative app developed by social enterprise FoodCloud, to notify groups each night about the food available for collection.

More than 7,000 groups are currently able to pick up free food from their local Tesco store.

More than a million meals a month are now being donated, with the Inverness stores having donated 39,724 to date.

Alec Brown, head of community at Tesco, said: "At Tesco we believe no good food should go to waste that is why we set up our Community Food Connection scheme, which ensures our surplus food is put to good use in the local community.

"We are celebrating four years of the scheme and we hope this will encourage more groups to sign up so even more surplus food benefits local groups."

"We believe no good food should go to waste"

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Publication:The Press and Journal (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 28, 2019
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