Supermarket’s food donations to charities

A SUPERMARKET is urging charities to contact the store if they would be interested in receiving food donations.

The food donation scheme at Sainsbury’s in John Macadam Way, St Leonards, is aimed at charities and organisations that could benefit from receiving surplus fresh food products that would otherwise go to waste.

The types of items which the store will be donating include fruit, vegetables, in-store baked bread and cakes.

Laurence Brown, store manager, said: “Donating our surplus food is a great way of supporting charities and also reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. Very often at the end of each day there is perfectly good food left over that has reached its display-by date, but is still within the use-by date.

“Where this happens we would rather give this food to charities for free than see it go to waste, so we are advocating linking up with a local charity to donate this surplus food to them.

“Very often this can be fruit and vegetables, bread and other foods that charities that house or look after people/animals may have to purchase on a daily basis.”

For further information contact Laurence on 01424 756207.