Monday, 21 August 2017

Every little helps

A supermarket is reducing food waste and helping the community at the same time

A supermarket is reducing food waste and helping the community at the same time. Tesco in Henley is working with Fareshare, a national charity which campaings to fight hunger and reduce waste. Local charities and community groups can register for the scheme whereby they donate bakery items, fresh fruit, vegetables and chilled products that are about to go out of date. Three locla organisations, the Christ Church Centre, the d:two centre and Checkendon Pre-School, already benefit from it. Ali Simmons, community champion at the Reading Road store, said: “I know that d:two, as well as using it for their café, give it to families which need food. It’s brilliant that we can really do something to reduce food wastage because it is a huge problem in the UK. Organisations can contact the charity but they have to fit the criteria to make sure the food is safe and they have a hygiene certificate.” The store still needs to fill collection slots on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. To register, visit www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud





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