MP given food for thought over poverty

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SCARBOROUGH MP Robert Goodwill demonstrated his ‘can-do’ attitude at a charity day to tackle food poverty.

He visited Sainsburys on Saturday morning to lend his support to the campaighn, which saw shoppers take the unusual step of leaving food at the store rather than taking it home.

The one-day drive, which was run in partnership with food charity FareShare, encouraged shooppers to buy one additional item, such as dried pasta, rice, tea and instant coffee, to donate to the charity.

All of the collected food will then be distributed to local charities and community projects over Christmas.

Mr Goodwill said: “By taking part in this excellent initiative, everyone in Scarborough can help make a difference to local people suffering from food poverty.

“Many charities are going to benefit from the food that’s collected at the Scarborough store.”

Lindsay Boswell, FareShare Chief Executive, said: “If food cannot be sold, but can be eaten, it should always go to people first.”