FareShare, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, is calling for charities and community groups to join the thousands already receiving regular donations from local supermarkets.

FareShare Go connects local communities to supermarkets in their area with surplus food. The FareShare Go programme provides desperately needed resources for frontline organisations, and helps to prevent quality food from being wasted and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.

Supermarkets such as Tesco and ASDA donate their quality surplus food, via the FareShare Go App, text or email, and organisations in Cumbria are being urged to register for the programme.

Lindsay Boswell, chief executive at FareShare, said: “We work closely with retailers to ensure that no good food goes to waste, and ends up on people’s plates instead of landfill.

“We know that there are thousands of people going hungry across the UK, and many frontline charities and community groups offering much needed support where they can. I would urge any organisation to sign up to FareShare Go and access free surplus food.”

Charities and community groups that are interested in receiving regular donations of surplus food through the programme can register on the FareShare website at: www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-go