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Provide additional funding for redistributing surplus food

Submitted by Ian Peter Chisnall on Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Published on Tuesday 29th June 2021

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 29th December 2021

Signatures: 3,470

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April ~ Carry ~ Chain ~ Committee ~ Enable ~ environment ~ Government ~ Ministers ~ Prevent ~ security ~ supply chain ~ supply chains ~ Surplus ~ The Government

Petition Action

Provide additional funding for redistributing surplus food

Petition Details

In April the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee called on the Government to provide ongoing funding to redistribute surplus food from the farmgate and across the supply chain to food aid providers. In June the Government said there were no plans for further grants. This should change.

Additional Information

A Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair told the Committee “that the Government takes food waste very seriously” and that she expects “this to be an area in which we continue to work as Government”. We need the Government to provide public funding to enable the many agencies to carry out the work necessary to prevent food waste and improve food security.

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