Charities and community groups in High Wycombe are being invited to receive free surplus food from the town’s Tesco store.

Across the UK the supermarket donates more than 1,000,000 meals each month as part of its Community Food Connection scheme, run in conjunction with food charity FareShare and powered by FoodCloud technology.

The scheme enables 7,000 charities and community groups across the UK to pick up free food, but there are still slots available and the supermarket is looking for local groups to come forward to fill them.

The free food includes bakery products, fresh produce such as fruit, and vegetables 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.

The application process takes up to six weeks.

If you represent a group interested in Community Food Connection, register your interest at