Why giving surplus food to charities is not a solution to food poverty

With ten million tonnes of food going to waste in the UK every year, it is often suggested that leftovers should be distributed to food charities to help tackle food poverty. It sounds like a win-win solution – reduce waste and feed hungry people? But a review of the use of surplus food to feed those in need by the Food Research Collaboration group suggests this is not the case.
United Kingdom
Issue: Food Donation Typology: Arenas
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