Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has called on supermarkets to ensure that food surplus doesn’t go to waste as he gave his support to ‘The Bread and Butter Thing‘ in Parliament.

TBBT is a charity that aims to make life more affordable for people on low incomes, builds strong communities and reduces food waste. Perfectly good supermarket food is packaged up into food packs for £7.50 a week. Often, there’s over £35 of food in the packs themselves.

Gwynne has been a long time supporter of the charity, and last month presented his Citizen’s Award to volunteers at The Bread and Butter Thing in Haughton Green Hub.

The charity is calling on supermarkets to adopt new Wrap guidance on the redistribution of surplus own label food, a call which Gwynne is strongly supporting. Wrap have urged supermarkets to rethink rules that limit the redistribution of own-label food to larger supermarkets.

Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said: 

“It was a pleasure to meet the team behind The Bread and Butter Thing, which has made such an impact on people right across the local area.


“These kind of charities are absolutely vital, especially during this cost of living crisis. If you want to get involved with TBBT do visit their website to find out more.


“I would also encourage supermarkets to step up and ensure that food surplus doesn’t go to waste and instead goes to brilliant initiatives like TBBT.”

To become a member of The Bread and Butter Thing click here

Pictured: Gwynne with the Chief Operating Officer of TBBT Vic Harper.

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