A church in Norfolk is combating food poverty through its community larder, thanks to a partnership with Tesco.

Mundesley's All Saints Church, located in the Diocese of Norwich, assists people in the area with help from a team of eight volunteers.

The church runs a community larder every Friday morning.

The effort provides essential support to those facing food insecurity, serving up to 50 visitors each week.

READ MORE: Summer events to fund historic wherries preservation

The community larder not only provides food and supplies, but also offers connections to local services and advice.

Regular visitors include representatives from North Norfolk District Council, as well as the local Community Police Officer, ensuring those in need have access to vital support.

The church benefits from the Tesco Community Food Connection scheme, a partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare.

This ensures surplus food from Tesco stores goes directly to community groups, helping those in need and reducing food waste.

Manager of Mundesley All Saints' Community Rooms, Douglas Tuthill, said: “We are extremely grateful to Tesco and FareShare for their ongoing support.

"Our purpose is to wholeheartedly serve our community and strive to see lives transformed in Mundesley.

“As a community larder, we maintain a non-judgmental environment, welcoming everyone without exception."

READ MORE: Refurbished cinema screen named after employee there for 44 years

Tesco’s head of community, Clair De Silva, said: “Working with community groups such as Mundesley All Saints to help them get the food they need is such an important service for us to be able to provide."

FareShare, the largest UK charity focused on fighting hunger and food waste, supports two-thirds of organisations that provide food to children and families across the country.

The head of FareShare Go, Katie Sadler, said: “The food that Tesco redistributes through FareShare makes a huge difference to people facing food insecurity across the UK."

Community groups and charities interested in joining the Community Food Connection scheme can find more information through the FareShare website.