Tesco in Beverley says they are pleased to be working with a local community group based in Leven. They have also taken the time to visit one of the many groups who benefit from surplus food.
Since it was launched, Tesco has donated over 14,000 meals through its Community Food Connection Programme.
In a statement released, David Ryley from Tesco in Beverley said;
“We are pleased to be working with Leven Charity Pre-school in our Community Food Connection programme.”
“As part of our pledge to cut food waste, the scheme supports charities and community groups.”
“This is done by linking them to our stores via an innovative app that allows us to alert them to surplus unsold food items available at the end of each day.”
“Furthermore, we went into the community and visited the pre-school. Doing this we could see first hand how the donations are helping local people.”
The Pre-School in Leven says that the food donated is used for a host of reasons. While they also added the incentive is a valuable resource.
Tesco Visit Leven Pre-School To See How Donated Food Aids The Community
Commenting on the scheme a spokesperson said;
“The Pre-School is able to use and share the food donated by Tesco for a variety of reasons. Bakery items and the fruit received are given on a daily basis to the children to have a healthy snack during their sessions.”
“Parents can help themselves to bread and cakes for use at home with their families. We then offer the remainder to other groups such as the bowlers and walkers on site to take some for their personal use.”
“The Pre-School and other charity groups using the Leven Sports Hall facility, have frozen the bread buns. Later they have used them to make sandwiches for people attending their fundraising activities.”
“We feel that Community Fareshare is a valuable resource to local charitable groups.”