CHARITIES and community groups in Evesham are being invited to receive surplus food from Tesco this Easter.

Across the UK the supermarket already distributes hundreds of thousands of meals to good causes each week as part of its Community Food Connection scheme, run in conjunction with food charity FareShare and powered by FoodCloud technology.

Community Food Connection enables thousands of charities and community groups to pick up surplus food from Tesco, but some of those groups take a break during school holidays, which means Tesco can offer free unsold food to even more organisations over Easter.

The surplus food includes fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables and bakery products and chilled food like meat, cheese and ready meals.

Groups registered with the Community Food Connection are given scheduled collection days and receive a text alert to tell them what food is available. They can then choose what they want from the surplus food on offer.

Charities or community groups can visit to register.