Tesco has been trialling a joint scheme with UK food redistribution charity, FareShare, and Irish social enterprise, FoodCloud to ensure that no food waste happens from their stores in the future.
They’ve been trialling this with 13 stores in the UK and recently a new store at Fratton Park, Portsmouth has joined the scheme.
Gemma Morris, Community Champion at Tesco Fratton Park Extra, said:
‘I think it’s amazing.
‘One of Tesco’s aims is to reduce their carbon footprint and their waste.
‘We chuck a lot of food away at store level and that is something we passionately want to try and prevent.
‘It’s a chance for a big store to have a massive impact on the community and it shows a new light to Tesco being more than just a supermarket.’
Jon Roberts, store manager at Tesco Fratton Park Extra, said:
‘We’re here to make a really positive contribution to Portsmouth, to play our part in the local community.
‘We’re asking that groups who would benefit from surplus food register their interest on the FareShare website at fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud.’