Spar Scotland has announced its partnership with the Healthy Living Programme.
The first part of the initiative, which ran from October 4 to October 10, distributed fresh fruit to primary school children at Spar locations in Garthamlock, Erskine, Thornliebank and Abronhill.
As a result, the convenience retailer has confirmed that further stores are scheduled for participation in the scheme from the start of 2022.
The Healthy Living Programme has been collaborating with retailers since 2004 in a bid to bring attention to the healthier options in convenience stores.
According to Spar, the scheme is funded by the Scottish government and has so far reached over 13,000 children throughout the country.
“We enjoy supporting Healthy Living Scotland’s programme, which connects local school children with healthy options available from Spar convenience stores,” Spar Scotland chief executive Colin McLean said.
“It is important that we continue to encourage children to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.”
Earlier this week, Spar also became the first retailer in Ireland to join food redistribution charity Too Good to Go.
The scheme is set to see the symbol group sell edible food before its use-by date in “surprise bags” to be sold at a third of their original price in a bid to reduce food waste and tackle food insecurity throughout the country.
“Spar’s partnership with Too Good to Go marks another step in our own journey towards stronger sustainability while also providing a quality tool for our retailers to better manage short shelf-life products,” Spar sales director Colin Donnelly said.
“This solution is a win-win from every perspective.”