Asda gives away loads of leftover vegetables from Christmas for free
Let’s all take a moment to praise this Asda supermarket in Barry, Wales.
Because they’ve been giving away trolley-loads of vegetables that weren’t sold in the run-up to Christmas – entirely for free.
Shoppers outside the supermarket were encouraged to help themselves to bags of carrots, broccoli, sprouts and parsnips in trolleys with signs on them saying ‘free’.
Residents in the area and the homeless were also invited to pick out whatever they wanted.
Pictures on social media show several trolleys parked up outside the store, loaded with free veg.
Aled Williams, 45, told Wales Online: ‘I was pleased to see Asda being proactive in offering free veg rather than just throwing it away.
‘It is too easy for large companies just to throw this food and not think of the wider consequences, especially with so many people visiting food banks.’
Others praised the store on Twitter for its ‘great gesture’.
A spokesperson for Asda said: ‘We didn’t want to see the final bags of veg in our Barry store go to waste, so took the decision to give them away.
‘We hope they were enjoyed.’
Asda said it is at the individual shop’s discretion to decide what to do with food waste.
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