A HUDDERSFIELD supermarket has announced plans to donate surplus food to homeless people.
Sainsbury’s in Market Street will be giving food that is still healthy, nutritious and within its use-by dates to the Salvation Army.
The aim is to provide the charity with food which can be used for the homeless and elderly.
The initiative is part of the supermarket’s national food donation scheme to support the work of local charities.
The scheme also aims to have a positive impact on the environment by reducing the amount of food waste each store creates.
The supermarket expects the move will help reduce the amount of food that is wasted by UK households.
This is currently more than 8m tonnes every year.
Store manager Colin Meah said: “By donating our surplus food to the Salvation Army we not only reduce the amount of food waste generated, but we are also able to support this very worthy local cause.
“It’s a privilege to be able to see the effects of our donations first-hand and to know that we are making a positive difference where it really matters.”
To coincide with the food donation programme, the store also spent the day encouraging customers to reduce their own food waste by reusing their leftovers.