Booths surplus supports food bank

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Supermarket chain Booths has agreed to support the Blackpool Food Partnership by donating surplus bread, vegetables and fruit to the charity.

Collection points have been set up at the company’s stores in St Annes and Poulton, along with leaflets explaining the type of food needed.

Blackpool Food Partnership is now distributing £57,000 a year of surplus food

Nikki Hart, project manager from Methodist Action North West, which runs the partnership said: “The best use of surplus food isn’t a bin, it’s a belly.

“Blackpool Food Partnership is now distributing £57,000 a year of surplus food.

“We currently collect frozen bread, fruit and vegetables, damaged tinned and dried items from Booths and will soon be collecting some dairy products too.”

Colin Porter, from Booths, said: “To be able to do something kind and practical with our food waste means a great deal to Booths, and it’s reassuring to know we’ve been able to help so many people locally.”