Free fruit for Welwyn Garden City children

PUBLISHED: 15:50 06 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:50 06 December 2018

Morrisons supermarkets, including the Welwyn Garden City store, will give away surplus fruit to children for free to encourage healthy eating and reduce food waste.

Morrisons supermarkets, including the Welwyn Garden City store, will give away surplus fruit to children for free to encourage healthy eating and reduce food waste.

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Free fruit will be given away to children in Welwyn Garden City to promote healthy eating and reduce food waste.

Through its Free Fruit for Kids scheme, Morrisons supermarkets will make surplus produce such as bananas, apples, pears, oranges and sweet clementines, available at all of its stores every day.

Ripe, sweet fruit of good eating quality, which would be thrown away if unsold, will be handed out in the entrance of the Morrisons Welwyn Garden City store on Black Fan Road.

A wooden free fruit stand will be set up at the front of the greengrocery area.

Morrisons Welwyn Garden City store manager David Turvey said: “Sometimes our store is left with unsold fruit and customers would prefer us to find a use for it.

“So we’re putting out fruit that’s at risk of not being sold for children to help themselves.

“It’s healthy for them, reduces food waste in our store and will help make shopping easier for parents.”

Each week, Morrisons expects to give away 40,000 pieces of fruit that are within the ‘sell by’ window but at risk of not being sold.

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