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Tesco in Moray donates over 87,000 meals


By Alistair Whitfield

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Tesco stores in Moray have donated a combined total of 87,229 meals of surplus food during the course of the past five years.

Tesco in Elgin. Picture: Eric Cormack.
Tesco in Elgin. Picture: Eric Cormack.

The supermarket giant announced the figure today as it hit a national milestone of donating 50million meals across the UK.

Since the start of the pandemic almost 700 new groups have signed up to receive food from the Community Food Connection scheme, which is believed to be the largest in Europe.

The scheme works by pairing charities and community groups with their local Tesco store.

At the end of each day a staff member works out which food is likely to be unsold, then uses a specially-developed app to tell a local charity or community group what food can be collected.

Tesco states that 77% of its surplus food now no longer goes to waste.

CEO Jason Tarry said: "The scheme has made a difference not only in feeding people in communities

across the UK but also in tackling climate change.

"However, there is more to do, and we are looking at how we can divert even more food from waste in

future."

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