Tesco to donate surplus food to charity

Tesco has unveiled plans to help over a thousand charities in the UK, by providing them with enough food for seven million meals every year.
The supermarket is developing its relationship with Fareshare – the charity which specialises in food redistribution.
Fareshare has recently announced that it is facing the highest levels of demand it has ever seen for its services and is helping more organisations now than it ever has done in the past.
Tesco will now support the charity by sending it all of its surplus fresh food via its online grocery and distribution centres.
It means that around 2,300 tonnes is expected to be donated each year – including everything from peppers, chicken and fresh vegetables and fruit.
Fareshare has seen requests for its help rise by 15 per cent in just the last six months and now helps feeds around 50,000 people every day via the charities it supports.
It is estimated that – as a result of Tesco’s aid and Fareshare’s efforts – the charities are able to save around £4 million in the first year alone.