The Food Sharing Hub, on Bread Street, Edinburgh, opened its doors on Friday, with shelves stacked with fruit, vegetables and bakery products which supermarkets would previously have binned as they were past their best before date.
“The supermarkets donate food which is still safe to eat, that doesn’t meet their brand standards – as opposed to legal standards.
“It would be legal for them to sell it and it is legal for us to.
“It’s things like bakeries wanting to get rid of bread at the end of the day.
“Part of what we’re doing is trying to eliminate that, making people think ‘does it look like it’s gone off and smell like it’s gone off, or is it a day the shops are trying to get it off the shelves?’.”
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