tesco-grocery-manager-youtubeTesco in the U.K. announced Friday the nationwide rollout of a program that dramatically reduces the amount of food that goes to waste by giving all of the grocery store’s surplus food to charities.

Through its new Community Food Connection, Tesco will redirect millions of meals to shelters, food banks, and community centers by end of 2017. The initiative was given a trial in Merseyside, England, near Liverpool, and is making a big difference to local charities as a result.

The scheme has already been piloted in fourteen Tesco stores over the past six months and has generated over 22 tons of food – the equivalent to 50,000 meals.

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Source: The Good News Network