Free Surplus Food Collections from Tesco

FareShare is a food redistribution charity, currently running a national scheme that is looking for charities and not-for-profit community groups who could collect free surplus food from a local Tesco store every week. The main types of food an organisation would receive would be bakery products and fruit & veg, and more occasionally eggs and other longer-life items.

What’s new?

FareShare FoodCloud is a new scheme which helps charities and community groups like you to access the free, unsold, surplus food from a day’s sales at your local Tesco supermarket. Using the simple mobile technology FoodCloud, we have already helped many UK charity groups to access hundreds of tonnes of fresh, good quality, free food. We want you to benefit too.

How does it work?

1. You nominate one or two days per week you are available to collect surplus food from your local Tesco store.

2. On those evenings at 7:30pm, you will be notified via text that your donation is available for collection.

3. The fresh surplus food will be packaged and available to collect from the store from 8:30pm that evening at a large Tesco store, or from 7-10am the next morning at a smaller Tesco Express store.

4. We are happy to say, this will always be a FREE of charge service to our charity partners.

FareShare currently redistributes surplus food to over 6,000 charities, together serving over 28 million meals last year.

If your organisation is interested in this scheme, please get in contact with Chloe Beale on 07508 910658, or