Charity warns on forcing supermarkets to donate food
A charity in Southampton is doing its bit to feed the hungry and avoid food waste. Supermarkets donate surplus food to organisations such as Fareshare and Scratch, which then distribute the produce to those who need to be fed.
The issue is much on the agenda after the French government passed a law last week, forcing the supermarkets in France to give any extra food they had to charity.
FareShare say their work tackles the imbalance between food waste and poverty with the co-operation of their donors, but they say the French-style legislation could be counter-productive if a similar law were to be passed here in the UK. Andrew Pate has our report.