Sainsbury's, in Potters Bar, to donate food to animal charities

Supermarket to donate food to animal charities

Supermarket to donate food to animal charities

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  A supermarket is on the hunt for an animal charity to donate left-over food to at the end of each day.

Sainsbury’s, in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, often has extra bread, cake and fresh food left over at the end of each day that it is legally unable to sell as it has reached its display-by date.

However the food is still within the use-by date and staff at the store are keen to give it to animal charities or a farm to avoid it going to landfill.

Any charities interested should contact the store.

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11:03am Wed 27 Aug 14

Mrs Angry, Broken Barnet blog says...

Would it not be better to donate the food to human beings - especially families with children struggling to survive on low incomes or benefits? I'm sure that local foodbanks or other charities could find a use for this surplus. It seems obscene that shops should be wasting food or offering it to animals when children are going to school hungry, and parents going without so as to provide for their families. Apart from that, expecting animals to eat such stuff is frankly ludicrous, as I am sure any vet or animal charity will confirm.
Would it not be better to donate the food to human beings - especially families with children struggling to survive on low incomes or benefits? I'm sure that local foodbanks or other charities could find a use for this surplus. It seems obscene that shops should be wasting food or offering it to animals when children are going to school hungry, and parents going without so as to provide for their families. Apart from that, expecting animals to eat such stuff is frankly ludicrous, as I am sure any vet or animal charity will confirm. Mrs Angry, Broken Barnet blog
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