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Lincoln Sainsbury’s donates surplus food to charity

Lincoln Sainsbury’s supermarket is donating its surplus food to homelessness charity Nomad Trust as part of a scheme that puts to use potential wastage.

Regular donations consist of surplus food that is still healthy, nutritious and within use-by dates such as fruit, vegetables and bread.

Member of the project team at Lincoln Sainsbury’s Natasha Bartle chose Nomad Trust to be their food donation partner in November 2013 and the charity have been benefiting from regular donations of surplus food from the store ever since.

Nationally, Sainsbury’s works with food distributors FareShare, who hand out excess food to local charities and projects. Sainsbury’s has been working with FareShare since 1994.

Brenda Sheils from Nomad Trust said: “We’re delighted to be receiving this kind donation from colleagues at Sainsbury’s Lincoln who have helped to raise awareness of our cause.

“These items really will benefit local people suffering from food poverty. We’re now looking forward to working with the store during the rest of 2014”.

Sainsbury’s Lincoln store manager Lee Musson added: “We hate wasting food and really believe that old saying ‘Waste not; want not’.

“We are really happy that local charities, within our community, can benefit from our food donations scheme.”

Andy White, Community Affairs manager for Sainsbury’s, commented: “There are hundreds of hungry mouths to feed in the local community, and by donating food to charities and organisations we are saving thousands of tonnes of food needlessly going to landfill”.