Tesco stores across the Borders have so far donated 533 meals to people in need, thanks to the supermarket chain’s surplus food redistribution programme, Community Food Connection, in partnership with FareShare FoodCloud.
That contribution, from its stores in Galashiels and Peebles, has helped the programme reach its first milestone of a million meals nationwide.
Rifka Chakkalakal, Tesco’s community food programmes manager, said: “We are delighted to see the Borders contribute 533 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.”
Any charities or community groups interested in taking part should visit www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud