Why don’t supermarkets discount food its customers buy for food banks?

This is not to say that UK supermarkets don’t already do a lot to get food to people who need it; they all have a food bank box and they all redirect food that would otherwise go to waste to food charities.

However, given the generosity of the British public in donating to food banks through supermarkets, how hard would it be for those supermarkets to discount the purchases by, says, 20%.

So this short article is a call to all UK supermarkets to discount food bought for food banks. Sure, it will need some monitoring and its labour will have to be redirected for the purpose, but surely that is nothing compared to the also guaranteed rise in donations.

This might also be a good place to say again, why does one of the largest and richest economies in the world have food banks?

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