An incentive run by Tesco, Community Food Connection is appealing for more groups to come forward.
The scheme sees waste food which would otherwise be destroyed redistributed to local charities to help feed those in need.
In a statement release, a spokesperson for Tesco in Beverley said;
“As part of our pledge to cut food waste, the scheme supports charities and community groups. This enables us to donate surplus unsold food items at the end of each day.”
“Since the scheme started in 2016, over 72,000 meals have been donated to these groups from our Beverley store.”
“We are pleased to be working with the East Yorkshire Foodbank, Beverley Cherry Tree Community Centre, Leven Charity Pre-school and Long Riston Playgroup in our Community Food Connection food donation programme.”
Community Food Connection Partner Grateful To Tesco
“We are extremely grateful for Tesco for allowing us to collect food twice a week for our Food For Families Project that is run from the Cherry Tree Community Centre.”
“The food gets shared between our community groups, the ladies group, the youth club and pensioners group. While clients that come to us for benefits advice and the local community also benefit.”
“We get anything from a variety of bread and various fruits and vegetables. We rely on our amazing volunteers to collect the food on a Monday and Thursday evening.”
Tesco says they still have the capacity to help more groups and charities in Beverley and the surrounding area.
As a result of this, they are looking to fill their Friday and Saturday nights slots for other groups to benefit from the programme.
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