CHARITIES and community groups are being urged to sign up to a free food scheme which can help feed hungry mouths.

The scheme allows them to collect surplus food, that is still in date, from their local Tesco store.

In Slough 4,419 meals have been donated since the scheme launched in February last year, to organisations including Slough Borough Council and school, Langley Hall Primary Academy.

Called Community Food Connection, it is now expanding to Tesco convenience stores across the town which will mean even more food can go to good causes including homeless shelters, school clubs and domestic violence refuges. It includes fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables, bakery products and chilled food like meat and ready meals.

Colin Hamilton, for Slough’s Wellington Street Tesco said: “We are looking forward to forging more strong links with local charities and community groups in Slough.”

Visit to register.