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Asda criticised over removal of food bank collection points

Thursday February 18 2016


ASDA removes food bank collection points ASDA removes food bank collection points


ASDA has removed food bank collection points from its stores, sparking criticism from MP Dan Jarvis.

In a controversial shake-up, shoppers will no longer be able to leave food in unmanned trolleys, baskets or boxes. 

Instead, people wanting to donate to food banks can only do so if a volunteer is standing by a collection point in person. 

Labour MP Dan Jarvis tweeted: "Sad to see @asda are removing their #foodbank donation points. I hope they will reconsider."

What do you think of the move? Would you like to see the collection points reinstated? Join the debate below.

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Reply Posted by Joy on Sunday February 21 2016 at 14:36
If we stopped sending money abroad and concentrated on this country, we probably would not need food banks!!
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Reply Posted by pensioner on Saturday April 2 2016 at 11:29
Dan Jarvis stop messing about with trivial matters, only a small number of stores have done this but not Barnsley. Find out what France has done in February(France has become the first country in the world to pass a LAW which bans supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks.)
Dan do something for the young on zero hour contracts, no real job and no future, do something for the pensioner who are losing the few perks they have, free rail travel, a reduced winter fuel allowance. These things mean a lot to both young and old. Dan join us in the real world and do something positive for your constituents.