Morrisons becomes first supermarket to offer boxes of unsold food in all stores

Supermarket giant Morrisons has become the first supermarket in the UK to offer food which has reached its "best before" date through an app.

The ground-breaking app gives customers the chance to purchase the food boxes directly for £3 from all UK stores.

Customers can use the Too Good To Go app at all 494 Morrisons stores nationwide to buy the boxes of food, which will contain unsold fruit and veg, as well as bakery and deli goods.

The service has been trialled in a handful of stores and Morrisons has today announced it will be available from tomorrow.

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The move aims to help customers on a budget and to provide another channel for food which might be otherwise be wasted.

Morrisons expects to distribute 350,000 boxes of unsold food in 2020, and with this new system it will reduce CO2 emissions by 882 tonnes.

Jayne Wall, Market Street Director at Morrisons, said: "We are using technology to help us reduce food waste and to help more people afford to eat well.

"It will also mean we waste less food this Christmas as it will find a home for products that can't be sold after the festive period."

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Hayley Conick, UK Country Manager at Too Good To Go, added: "Every single day perfectly edible food goes to waste simply because it isn't sold and this is having detrimental effects on our planet.

"In fact, food waste contributes to 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. We need greater awareness of the issue of food waste, so we are delighted to welcome Morrisons as our first UK supermarket partner.

"Together we can fight food waste and ensure that quality surplus produce doesn't end up in the bin."

Too Good To Go offers food from restaurants and cafes including YO! and Caffe Nero. All you have to do is download the free app and browse local stores with food available.

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