Melton’s Tesco store launches food donation scheme

Calum Telford, store manager at Melton (left) and fresh food manager James Price, with Francesca Sirel from Storehouse and Carol Sloan from the Samworth Centre. Both have been using the Community Food Connection programme PHOTO: Supplied
Calum Telford, store manager at Melton (left) and fresh food manager James Price, with Francesca Sirel from Storehouse and Carol Sloan from the Samworth Centre. Both have been using the Community Food Connection programme PHOTO: Supplied
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Tesco and FareShare are calling on charities and community groups in and around Melton to register for an exciting new scheme which will see unsold food become meals for vulnerable people across the town.

As part of its ongoing pledge to cut food waste, Tesco’s Community Food Connection programme with FareShare FoodCloud recruits and supports charities and community groups, linking them to 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.

Calum Telford, Tesco Melton store manager, said: “No food that can be eaten should go to waste. We’re really excited to be working on this initiative to ensure that any unsold food we have is made use of. We have already forged strong links with local charity Storehouse and the Melton Samworth Centre to support their efforts to help vulnerable people in the community.”

Any charities or community groups in Melton using food to support people that would like to access the scheme, should register online at: www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud