HOMELESS shelters, breakfast clubs for children and lunch clubs for the elderly are to receive donations as a result of supermarket chain Tesco’s link-up with food distribution charity FareShare.
The grocery giant has pledged to donate 2,300 tonnes of fresh food this year, enough for 7m meals.
FareShare provides food to more than 1,000 local charities across the UK. Between them, they feed 50,000 people a day. The charity says that demand for supplies has risen by 15% over the last six months.
Tesco says it will divert all surplus fresh food from its distribution centres and online grocery centres (including over-ordered or mislabelled food) to FareShare.