A supermarket is looking for charities to which they could donate surplus food.

The manager of Sainsbury’s in Hall Lane, Chingford, hopes to link up with a local organisation which would benefit from the food that is not sold, but which is still fine to eat.

Jason Roberts said: “Donating our surplus food is a great way of supporting local charities and also reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.

“Very often at the end of each day there is perfectly good food left over that has reached its display-by date, but is still within the use-by date.

“Where this happens we would rather give this food to charities for free than see it go to waste.”

Sainsbury’s hopes charities which house or look after people could benefit from these products, including milk, fruit, bread and vegetables.

Any interested organisations should contact the store on 8529 1204.