A CHARITY supporting vulnerable adults is making use of a new app which allows them to get hold of food which hasn’t been sold from a supermarket.

Sherwood House, in Brandon is getting supplies from Tesco’s community food connection scheme, which is the biggest surplus food redistribution scheme of its kind in the UK. S

The charity, which provides supported housing for vulnerable adults, gets the food via an innovative app that allows store teams to alert them to surplus unsold food items available at the end of each day.

Manager Lynne Radford said “The food donations make a tremendous contribution to the healthy lifestyles of the clients at Sherwood House, and the meal times that result from the donations are great for group morale.

“The importance of a nutritious, balanced diet cannot be overstated.”

Groups registered with the Community Food Connection are given scheduled collection days and are given text alerts to tell them what is available at their local Tesco store.