Charities sought in food waste appeal by Sainsbury’s Hereford

Hereford Times: Sainsbury's store in Hereford is seeking charities interested in receiving food donations. Sainsbury's store in Hereford is seeking charities interested in receiving food donations.

A HEREFORD supermarket is urging local charities interested in receiving food donations to come forward.

The food donation scheme is aimed at charities and organisations that could benefit from receiving surplus fresh food products that would otherwise go to waste.

Alan Logie , store manager at Sainsbury’s at Hereford, said: “Donating our surplus food is a great way of supporting local 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, milk and other foods that charities who house or look after people may have to purchase on a daily basis.

We would urge any charitable group that provides meals for people and who may be interested in receiving food donations to get in touch with the store.”

For more information call Graeme Ainsworth, customer services manager at Sainsbury’s Hereford, on 04132 352323.

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5:12pm Fri 31 Jan 14

EndGroceryWaste says...

The large amount of food waste is a lose-lose situation for the environment, the struggling families in today’s tough economy and for the food retailers. We should address the food waste problem in every link in our food supply chain. For example, the excess inventory of perishable food items close to their expiration on supermarket shelves causes waste.
The consumer “Last In First Out” shopping behavior might be one of the weakest links of the fresh food supply chain.
Why not encourage efficient consumer shopping by offering him automatic and dynamic purchasing incentives for perishables approaching their expiration dates before they end up in a landfill?
The new open GS1 DataBar standard enables automatic applications that offer dynamic incentives for perishables approaching their expiration dates.
The “End Grocery Waste” application, which is based on the open GS1 DataBar standard, encourages efficient consumer shopping behavior that maximizes grocery retailer revenue, makes fresh food affordable for all families and effectively reduces the global carbon footprint. You can look this application up at EndGroceryWaste site.

Rod,
Chicago, IL
The large amount of food waste is a lose-lose situation for the environment, the struggling families in today’s tough economy and for the food retailers. We should address the food waste problem in every link in our food supply chain. For example, the excess inventory of perishable food items close to their expiration on supermarket shelves causes waste. The consumer “Last In First Out” shopping behavior might be one of the weakest links of the fresh food supply chain. Why not encourage efficient consumer shopping by offering him automatic and dynamic purchasing incentives for perishables approaching their expiration dates before they end up in a landfill? The new open GS1 DataBar standard enables automatic applications that offer dynamic incentives for perishables approaching their expiration dates. The “End Grocery Waste” application, which is based on the open GS1 DataBar standard, encourages efficient consumer shopping behavior that maximizes grocery retailer revenue, makes fresh food affordable for all families and effectively reduces the global carbon footprint. You can look this application up at EndGroceryWaste site. Rod, Chicago, IL EndGroceryWaste
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