Local charities and community groups could receive free supermarket food

Charities and community groups in Padiham, Clitheroe and Colne could receive regular donations from local supermarkets.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 3:45 pm

Every day across the UK, FareShare Go connects local communities to supermarkets in their area with surplus food to offer thanks to innovative technology.

The FareShare Go programme provides desperately needed resources for frontline organisations, and helps to prevent quality food from being wasted and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.

Tesco, ASDA and Waitrose & Partners stores all donate their quality surplus food, via the FareShare Go App, text or email, and organisations in Padiham, Clitheroe and Colne are being urged to register for the programme.

A FareShare volunteer

Lindsay Boswell, chief executive at FareShare, said: “Through our FareShare Go scheme, we work closely with retailers to ensure that no good food goes to waste, and ends up on people’s plates instead of landfill.

“We know that there are thousands of people going hungry across the UK, and many frontline charities and community groups offering much needed support where they can. I would urge any organisation to sign up to FareShare Go and access free surplus food.”

Organisations interested in receiving regular donations of surplus food through the programme can register on the FareShare website: www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-go