A recently opened bakery and café in Kingston is offering a free croissant to anyone walking around the area this Friday (December 8).

Granier Bakery&Café staff will be walking around the town centre with a QR code and by scanning it, anyone can get their hands on the sweet treat from the Castle Street store.

On top of this, for every five QR scans Granier will donate one piece of food to the charity City Harvest London, which collects surplus food that would otherwise go to waste and gives it to those in need.

The café’s giveaway is the start of a new partnership with the food collection charity as part of UK Charity week, which takes place between December 4 and 10.

From now on, City Harvest London will be collecting leftover food from Granier stores across the capital.

David Parera, Granier’s international expansion director, said: “The Food Standards Agency say that we throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food every year in the UK, and we felt that we should do what we can to reduce that.

“With so many people going hungry every day, we’re delighted that we can give something back to our local community.”