Morrisons to roll out food waste distribution programme nationwide

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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.

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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.