- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Saturday 15th February: Joyce Watson, assembly member for Mid and West Wales and a member of the Environment & Sustainability Committee, visited Sainsbury’s Tenby to meet colleagues and to discuss how the store are tackling food waste. She was welcomed with a tour of the Tenby store by the manager, Michelle Davies.
Joyce heard how this year four ‘food lovers’, chosen by Sainsbury’s, have been sharing their recipes and handy tips online about how to use up leftover food from Sunday roasts – making one joint of meat last up to three days. The Make Your Roast Go Further campaign helps customers feed their family with healthy and exciting meal recipes without wasting ingredients.
As part of Sainsbury’s 20×20 Sustainability initiative to achieve No Waste to Landfill, the Tenby store’s Food Donation Partner, Folly Farm, receive three to four cages of surplus food twice a week to feed the animals at the zoo.
As part of the visit, Michelle also told Joyce about the Active Kids voucher scheme that launched on January 29th. Last year over £8,000 worth of equipment and experiences were donated to schools, groups and organisations across Pembrokeshire. This year, over 100 new cooking items have been added to the Active Kids catalogue to encourage healthy eating.
Colleagues, and their children will be getting active this year by taking part in their own Iron Man challenge from Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd March, including a 5km swim, 40 mile bike ride around Pembrokeshire and a run at Oakwood.
Joyce Watson AM, said: “It was great to meet the colleagues and hear about their work with Folly Farm. Helping customers use their leftovers in new and interesting way is important and as a result means we are wasting less food each week.”
Michelle, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Tenby added: “It’s an honour to welcome Joyce Watson AM to our store and be given the opportunity to discuss the work we’re doing with Active Kids, Make Your Roast Go Further and No Waste to Landfill. It’s important that we make a positive difference to our community and help our customers as much as we can.”