Morrisons to roll out food waste distribution programme nationwide


Unsold food that is safe to eat will be donated to local community organisations at over 500 Morrisons supermarkets.

After being the focus of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s War on Waste programme on BBC1 last night, the retailer has now announced that a trial at 100 stores in Yorkshire and the North East will be extended across the UK in early 2016.


Morrisons group corporate services director Andrew Clappen said: “We don’t like the idea of good food going to waste and this programme will ensure that we find a home for the small amount of unsold or used food in our stores.”

A network of community organisations will now be built that will work with the supermarket to redistribute the food.