Charities and community groups in East Renfrewshire are being invited to sign up to receive surplus food from their local Tesco store.

The supermarket distributes hundreds of thousands of meals to good causes across the UK every week as part of its Community Food Connection scheme, which is run in conjunction with food redistribution charity FareShare.

Recipients include older people’s lunch clubs, school breakfast clubs and charities working with vulnerable and homeless people.

But more food is available – and Tesco is reaching out to local groups to encourage them to get involved.

Groups registered with the scheme are given scheduled collection days and receive a text alert to tell them what food is available.
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