Free food for Dunfermline charities!
The SSVP Conferences from Dunfermline and Rosyth have recently started working with the FareShare scheme, which is organised by Tesco. Below is a report on the growing success of the scheme in connecting unsold food items with those people who are in need in the area.
COMMUNITY groups in Dunfermline are being urged to sign-up to a scheme that provides free food to those in need.
The FareShare Foodcloud scheme provides unsold items from Tesco stores to fight food poverty and reduce food waste. It has proven a success in Rosyth with the Society of St Vincent de Paul charity (SSVP) receiving bread and bakery items to provide goods to around 30 families in the area.
Stuart Miller, community champion at Tesco Rosyth, said: “I’ve been working to make people aware what a great opportunity this is to help provide free food to those who need it. Food should not go to waste.
“In Rosyth, the SSVP saw a great opportunity to help people and we’ve had brilliant feedback. Their volunteer David Hunter has told me that it’s making such a difference to more and more households who need it.”
The Fareshare FoodCloud works by Tesco stores uploading estimates of their good quality unsold food to a FoodCloud app.
A local charity or community group receives a text telling them about available food.
It can then be collected to be distributed or turned into meals for people in need.
Douglas Chapman MP said: “Charities like The SSVP in Rosyth and Age Concern in Inverkeithing have shown what a success the Fareshare Foodcloud is.
org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud or visit the Tesco Dunfermline store.
Pictured left to right are volunteer Sam Gill, Kathleen Semple from FareShare, Moira Mc Crae, Conference President from St Margaret’s in Dunfermline, Tesco’s Stuart Miller and Fife SSVP Group President David Hunter.