Free veg at Asda Barry, Wales
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Free veg at Asda Barry, Wales

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LocalFound 31st Dec 2017
Free veg


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Good that they are giving away rather than going to waste. Heat added
Wow that’s incredible, what a great thing to do rather than waste it. Hope the people who need it most can get there. Thank you for posting.
Well done Asda. Let’s hope it gets to those that really need it. Other supermarkets should follow their lead
EmperorRosko14 m ago

There'll be people who have the money to buy it grabbing it up before the …There'll be people who have the money to buy it grabbing it up before the people who can't afford food and need it getting any.


So, are you saying that it's a bad idea to offer the stuff for free because the selfish and greedy will get there before those who have no money to shop and may be unlikely to be in the store to see the deal? If not, what exactly is your point ... or do you just feel the need to draw our focus on the elements of bad in the world lest we get caught up in praising the good? For every good there is bad but we can choose what to focus our attentions on.
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Wow! Generous! Hot
Good that they are giving away rather than going to waste. Heat added
Well done asda
Wow that’s incredible, what a great thing to do rather than waste it. Hope the people who need it most can get there. Thank you for posting.
Nice one Asda
Wow.

Not.
Well done Asda. Let’s hope it gets to those that really need it. Other supermarkets should follow their lead
Nice one, well done Asda. They were down to 5p in our local Asda and I thought that was a bargain.
Manda213 m ago

... or don't. Way to switch something so positive to a negative so …... or don't. Way to switch something so positive to a negative so quickly, sheesh!


Let’s be honest, we all know it’ll happen...it’s the uk ffs
EmperorRosko14 m ago

There'll be people who have the money to buy it grabbing it up before the …There'll be people who have the money to buy it grabbing it up before the people who can't afford food and need it getting any.


So, are you saying that it's a bad idea to offer the stuff for free because the selfish and greedy will get there before those who have no money to shop and may be unlikely to be in the store to see the deal? If not, what exactly is your point ... or do you just feel the need to draw our focus on the elements of bad in the world lest we get caught up in praising the good? For every good there is bad but we can choose what to focus our attentions on.
aeroncourt9 m ago

Let’s be honest, we all know it’ll happen...it’s the uk ffs


I've no doubt that you're right, I just don't see the need to bring it up or focus on it when you could just focus on the good that's being done rather than shift into negativity mode. But then, as you say, this is the UK.
pedantic alert!!!! just ignore them!!
Why not just send it straight to the food banks in the area?
Should go to soup kitchens not to people that can already afford fresh food imo.
skiking5 m ago

Why not just send it straight to the food banks in the area?


Foodbanks at least those managed by Trussell Trust only accept non-perishable food. But there surely are soup kitchens mostly organised by churches that would love fresh produce.
Hicky14348 m ago

Wow that’s incredible, what a great thing to do rather than waste it. Hope …Wow that’s incredible, what a great thing to do rather than waste it. Hope the people who need it most can get there. Thank you for posting.


I work with short coded food as part of a charity that feeds people in poverty. You’ve got a few hours maybe a day to turn this into food, which has to be stored right or served. If you don’t, it’s really difficult to get rid of lots of rotten vegetables. This time of year we have been inundated with offers of food, but need more volunteers.
If you’re really wanting to make a difference, get in touch with your local community ‘Real Junk Food’ project, or if you’re in Cardiff, pm me.
skiking11 m ago

Why not just send it straight to the food banks in the area?


The food banks I know of do not take perishable food. Customers are free to donate the veg to whoever they want to though. Maybe old people in their neighbourhood who can't get out or local soup kitchens, as suggested. It's there, it's free so customers can take it and give it to whoever you feel should have it.
Ted.Wales25 m ago

I work with short coded food as part of a charity that feeds people in …I work with short coded food as part of a charity that feeds people in poverty. You’ve got a few hours maybe a day to turn this into food, which has to be stored right or served. If you don’t, it’s really difficult to get rid of lots of rotten vegetables. This time of year we have been inundated with offers of food, but need more volunteers. If you’re really wanting to make a difference, get in touch with your local community ‘Real Junk Food’ project, or if you’re in Cardiff, pm me.


Make a post about this! Sure you'd get some offers for help for such a good cause. Best of luck with this (heart)
JohnnyRoller5 m ago

What personal gain exactly? It's not like they're going to sell vegetables …What personal gain exactly? It's not like they're going to sell vegetables for profit.... Why would anyone take more than they can eat?... You've gotta love the negativity of people nowadays.



Eating lots of carrots can actually make you go orange so it’d be a free way to get tan yourself in the bleak midwinter!
Excellent idea but as said before you'll get greedy people just being selfish
Isn' this an old story from couple of days ago that has already been in local papers? It' not available now so it' neither a deal or freebi.
Manda259 m ago

So, are you saying that it's a bad idea to offer the stuff for free …So, are you saying that it's a bad idea to offer the stuff for free because the selfish and greedy will get there before those who have no money to shop and may be unlikely to be in the store to see the deal? If not, what exactly is your point ... or do you just feel the need to draw our focus on the elements of bad in the world lest we get caught up in praising the good? For every good there is bad but we can choose what to focus our attentions on.


It's an excellent idea to give it away, bit why give it away in the shop to people who have gone there with the intent on buying their shopping. Would it not be a better idea to get in touch with local homeless centres, or soup kitchens, or any other establishment that helps people in need?

This way the food just goes to people who could probably afford the veg anyway.
Agree with giving to people who need but what’s wrong with giving to people who spend money weekly in Asda to put food down on table for a family getting a freebie now and then. Looks like there’s enough to go around in those trolleys
I think this is a great idea and more companies should do this rather than being so greedy.

Electric, Gas
Telephone, media
Clothes

All the above nowadays are essentials, if you can't afford any of the above you are essentially living in poverty, even if it may not look that way to the outside world.

Everyone needs a mobile phone these days but you don't see apple or Samsung saying for people less fortunate in society we will give it to them for let's say cost plus 10% profit.

At the end of the day this is not just for people who can't afford to eat but for families that are struggling too, things like chicken nuggets pizza and junk food etc are so cheap and easy that it's hard for say to a single parent dont buy as they are on a budget and sometimes haven't got extra time or cooking skills so children suffer become malnutritioned and don't get things like vegetables and fruit because it is expensive and sometimes not essential for a meal or food.

I.e chips and beans can be a meal to a child on a budget.

We need to have a system in place in the UK which allocates a number for instance which identifies your wealth via wages, assets and savings.

When the least affluent shop for anything they should pay the least amount to a company. When the most affluent shop they should subsidise.

Safeguards should be in place for this not to be abused i.e poor person buying for a rich person, so limits would be set. Poor person would not be able to buy a £40,000 bmw for instance without setting off flags.

The gap between rich and poor is just sick at the moment there is hardly any inbetween.

Rich have made money through businesses, property set up years years ago, through inheritance or luck or through corruption of some sort.

Very few have done it through hard graft but there are exceptions ofcourse.

Longest post ever but you get my drift.

This is very positive!.
ma63787 m ago

I think this is a great idea and more companies should do this rather than …I think this is a great idea and more companies should do this rather than being so greedy. Electric, GasTelephone, media ClothesAll the above nowadays are essentials, if you can't afford any of the above you are essentially living in poverty, even if it may not look that way to the outside world.Everyone needs a mobile phone these days but you don't see apple or Samsung saying for people less fortunate in society we will give it to them for let's say cost plus 10% profit.At the end of the day this is not just for people who can't afford to eat but for families that are struggling too, things like chicken nuggets pizza and junk food etc are so cheap and easy that it's hard for say to a single parent dont buy as they are on a budget and sometimes haven't got extra time or cooking skills so children suffer become malnutritioned and don't get things like vegetables and fruit because it is expensive and sometimes not essential for a meal or food.I.e chips and beans can be a meal to a child on a budget.We need to have a system in place in the UK which allocates a number for instance which identifies your wealth via wages, assets and savings. When the least affluent shop for anything they should pay the least amount to a company. When the most affluent shop they should subsidise.Safeguards should be in place for this not to be abused i.e poor person buying for a rich person, so limits would be set. Poor person would not be able to buy a £40,000 bmw for instance without setting off flags.The gap between rich and poor is just sick at the moment there is hardly any inbetween.Rich have made money through businesses, property set up years years ago, through inheritance or luck or through corruption of some sort.Very few have done it through hard graft but there are exceptions ofcourse.Longest post ever but you get my drift.This is very positive!.


Why dont all the people who think this is a good idea share all their wealth between them and then go from there?
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Heat from all the sheeps in Wales.
EmperorRosko1 h, 2 m ago

It's an excellent idea to give it away, bit why give it away in the shop …It's an excellent idea to give it away, bit why give it away in the shop to people who have gone there with the intent on buying their shopping. Would it not be a better idea to get in touch with local homeless centres, or soup kitchens, or any other establishment that helps people in need?This way the food just goes to people who could probably afford the veg anyway.


Thanks for the measured response. I entirely agree with you. Rightly or wrongly, I was under the impression that the current alternative for most supermarkets is to chuck the stuff in the bin. If that's correct, then compared to that this is a lovely idea. In an ideal world though, as you say, it would be great if the food was directly distributed to those who need it most. Anyway, I've spent enough time arguing the the toss about free veg. Happy New Year to you and anyone that sees this message. All the best...
My guinea pig would love this
Cracking
Asda that’s 24 carrot
Wow I wish I lived in Barry wales good find heat added
I was there a couple of days ago, picked up some carrots but the broccoli was minging. I wouldn't have fed it to pigs .
Good on Asda for doing this. At least it is an attempt to do the right thing, if it is past consumption then it should be used to make bio fuels. Let's reuse and recycle
paneds1 h, 0 m ago

yeah cos theres plenty of resale value in old carrots pal, what a stupid …yeah cos theres plenty of resale value in old carrots pal, what a stupid comment.


Personal gain doesn’t have to involve resale....
Maybe think about your own comment before labelling mine stupid!!
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get sproutman on the blower.
Marzyb5 h, 35 m ago

Wow! Generous! Hot


What do you expect, shakes head.
mrbenmillion3 h, 52 m ago

Eating lots of carrots can actually make you go orange so it’d be a free w …Eating lots of carrots can actually make you go orange so it’d be a free way to get tan yourself in the bleak midwinter!



Become orange, then become president
Great, I volunteer at two different homeless shelters in my area so will be fab for making various soups to freeze, made a spiced carrot, parsnip & potato soup yesterday from free veg which tasted amazing
EmperorRosko4 h, 7 m ago

It's an excellent idea to give it away, bit why give it away in the shop …It's an excellent idea to give it away, bit why give it away in the shop to people who have gone there with the intent on buying their shopping. Would it not be a better idea to get in touch with local homeless centres, or soup kitchens, or any other establishment that helps people in need?This way the food just goes to people who could probably afford the veg anyway.

Have you shopped in Asda in Barry? This is in NO way disrespectful to anyone who shops there. IMO you go there when you want to save a few pennies it's a bit better value on our staples than Morrisons around the corner. Those with cash to splash tend to go to Waitrose in Palmerston. I suspect/hope management see that their everyday customers at this store will benefit from free broccoli and carrots. There are several food banks operating in the Vale and hope Asda have tipped them off as well. Top tip for use of free veg...fry carrots and an onion for 7 mins til softened add broccoli or other veg with a stock cube of any type , low salt type better, and pint or so of boiling water. Leave to simmer for 20 mins or so until all veg soft (time depends on veg type). Whilst this is simmering boil some lentils, mung beans and pearl barley until cooked . Zap veg with hand blender until smooth soup and lastly add the drained pulses/ barley. Quick cheap nutritious soup . If you want kids to eat it zap the pulses into soup.
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