TESCO has served up more than 56,000 meals across Ayrshire helping Lochside Mission Outreach in Ayr

They have donated 56,417 meals as part of a surplus food scheme which has reached a 10 million meal milestone

This work is a key part of Tesco’s target to ensure no food safe for human consumption will go to waste by the end of 2017.

Charities benefitting from the scheme include homeless hostels, breakfast clubs for disadvantaged children, domestic violence refuges and lunch clubs for older people.

Tony McElroy, of Tesco, said: “It’s great to see the difference Community Food Connection is making by providing people in need with meals from food that would otherwise go to waste. We know that it frees up time and resources so that the charities using it can focus on offering other services. Our colleagues are playing an important role, too. 

“Together with FareShare, they’re helping to make sure local charities across the UK have access to surplus food.”