Tesco Glossop’s generous donation to help people in need
Monday 5th September 2016 @ 09:36 by Adam Higgins
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Tesco Glossop has donated over 1,000 meals to local charities and community groups free of charge.

An incredible 1,003 meals have been given to people who need them most thanks to Tesco’s surplus food redistribution programme, Community Food Connection.

The unsold food includes fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, ready meals and bakery products due to go out of date.

The Glossop store launched the programme last month and has been working closely with food redistribution charity FareShare.

In doing so, they have helped contribute towards the one million meals donated to local charities by Tesco stores nationwide as part of the supermarket’s pledge to cut food waste.

It’s believed some of the food has been given to Glossop and High Peak food banks.

Rifka Chakkalakal, Community Food Programmes Manager at Tesco, said: “We are delighted to see Glossop contribute a fantastic 1,003 meals of surplus food to people in need.

“We believe that no food that could be eaten should go to waste, so we’re excited to continue to grow this initiative.”