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Holidaymakers invited to donate unwanted food to charity

Holidaymakers invited to donate unwanted food to charity
12 Jul 2013

A Cornish councillor is urging holiday and second home owners in the county to donate unopened food and left over toiletries to food banks and charities.

Joyce Duffin, council member for Mount Hawke and Portreath, is leading the campaign after being approached by a local resident concerned about the amount being thrown away, the Falmouth Packet reports. 

In many cases, cleaners are sent in at the end of the holiday season to clean up and put all the items that have been left behind into black sacks. 

The project is being supported by Malcolm Bell from Visit Cornwall, who said: 'I am sure this initiative will be welcomed, as holidaymakers would want the surplus foods they cannot take home being used to help local communities, rather than go to waste.'

There has been a huge surge in the number of people turning to food banks in the past year - something the Trussell Trust attributed to changes to the welfare system. ADNFCR-408-ID-801611758-ADNFCR

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