Tesco pitches in with food to help charities

Just Regional
Jul 14, 2016 2 mins read

Every day food goes to waste as supermarkets close up at the end of a working day.

But Tesco is Aylsham is planning to put its leftovers to good use with a new scheme open to charities.

Each day, charities will be given the chance to come and take the short date produce to distribute as they wish.

In charge of the Aylsham Tesco project are Kay Harwood and Dawn Bence and they are keen for charities and good causes to get in touch with the store.

“We hoping to create a really good partnership with the community to help,” said Kay. “Our Community Food Connection is a way we can help out and stop more waste going into landfill.”

Each evening at 7pm, the duty manager at the store will pack the food into boxes and contact a charity, a different one each day, to come and collect.

The scheme is also being run in other Tesco branches.

It’s just one of several ways the store is hoping to give something back to the community.

The Aylsham branch is also planning to organise regular cream teas for older people, the first of which was on July 20.

Staff are also keen to get involved in the town’s community garden and will be offering help to the community through volunteers doing odd jobs.

Anyone interested in finding out more about any of the above can contact Dawn on 07718 522476 or contact the store and ask for the duty manager on 01215 197165.


Pictured are Kay and Dawn. Picture by Molly Foss


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