SUPERMARKET giant Lidl has linked up with foodbank staff to beat food waste.
The chain’s Mexborough branch will send food which is past its “best before” date but still safe to boost stock at Mexborough Foodbank.
The supermarket is also installing a donation point for shoppers to make their own contributions to help hungry families.
Sean Gibbons, managing director of Food AWARE, which runs the foodbank, said: “Demand for food parcels via Mexborough Foodbank have doubled over the winter period so these food supplies are much needed.
“The Lidl food waste and donated food partnership will strengthen our ability to assist more local families via Mexborough Foodbank and throughout our community projects network moving forward.
“It fits with the ethos of our project to ‘feed people not landfill’.”
Paul Trigg, area manager at Lidl said “We have been supporting Food AWARE and Mexborough Foodbank for over three years on a seasonal basis.
“We are now extremely pleased to be able to announce a regular food waste donation project to support Food AWARE and the community projects they support each week.
“We will be shortly introducing a new ‘customer donation point’ so that our customers can also support this cause in the local community.”