Leftovers from Tesco get put to good use through new app run by food charity FareShare
Leftover supermarket food is being put to good use thanks to a new app.
Newark Emmaus Trust has signed up to Tesco’s Community Food Connection scheme, run in partnership with food charity FareShare, which alerts users to unsold, surplus food items at their local store via a mobile app.
The charity then picks up fresh food items, such as bread, fruit and vegetables, from Tesco every Monday and Thursday, to distribute it to their 36 residents.
John Hudson, the trust’s deputy manager, said: “Thanks to the food donations from Tesco, our residents are now able to cook more healthy nutritious meals for themselves.
“We are also using the food to provide refreshments for our mum and baby group.
“The staff at Tesco have been so helpful and kind over the past few years and we are so grateful for all their support — it means we are able to continue to help some of the most vulnerable young people in our area.”
Emmaus Trust provides young people in Newark with accommodation, support and training for employment.
Charities interested in joining Tesco’s Community Food Connection should get in touch with their local store or go to ww.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud