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Matt Payton examines the new law passed in France banning supermarkets from discarding and spoiling unsold food and forcing some to sign a donation deal with charities that will provide them an in-kind gift of donated food to feed those in need. Mr. Payton is a freelance journalist writing for the Independent, an unbiased and trusted voice in British journalism.

French supermarkets banned from throwing away and spoiling unsold food

‘Supermarkets will be obliged to sign a donation deal with charities’

in-kind gift

Matthew Payne | Independent | 02/07/16

Supermarkets in France have been banned from throwing away or spoiling unsold food by law.

The stores are now required to donate unwanted food to charities and food banks.

This law was voted unanimously by the French senate on Wednesday after a petition was launched by Courbevoie councillor Arash Derambarsh.

in-kind giftMake it Easy for Partners to Provide Their In-kind Gift to Help Your Organization Fulfill Its Mission

Thanks to the French government’s new ban enforcement, charities in the country well-known for its culinary excellence, will be able to fulfill their mission to feed hungry people in need with the in-kind gift of donated food.

Here at home, health, faith-based, educational and other charitable organizations should be nurturing mutually beneficial partnerships with local businesses and store owners to provide whatever in-kind gift they need to help the people they serve and fulfill their mission.

One way your organization can facilitate the donation process and make it easy for your partners to give is to create a mobile-friendly in-kind donation form and keyword they can use to let you know whenever they have goods they want to donate. You can acknowledge your partner’s in-kind gift by publicly thanking them across all forms of communication to your supporters, donors, beneficiaries, volunteers, and staff and by posting on social media.

Send text message updates to your organization’s subscribers to let them know whenever your partner provides an in-kind gift that will make a positive difference to your cause and ask your supporters to patronize the donating business in consideration for their generous contribution.

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