Sainsbury’s Chadwell Heath donates fresh food to charity Hilltop Aid
PUBLISHED: 17:10 22 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:10 22 July 2013
Sainbury’s in Chadwell Heath has donated surplus food to Hilltop Aid, a charity that supports local homeless and vulnerable people.
The food donation scheme is aimed at charities that could benefit from receiving supplies of fresh food products that would otherwise go to waste.
Employees at Sainsbury’s Chadwell Heath chose Hilltop Aid to be their new food donation partner at the beginning of July.
Bukola Akintoye, director of Hilltop Aid, which is based in Pickering Road, Barking, said he was delighted that his charity will be given a trolley load of food every Saturday morning.
“These items really will benefit local people suffering from food poverty. We’re now looking forward to working with the store during the rest of 2013,” he said.
Sainsbury’s store manager Gareth Powell said: “We hate wasting food and really believe that old saying ‘Waste not, want not’. We are really happy that local charities, within our community, can benefit from our food donations scheme.”
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