The G7 summit has donated seven tonnes of food leftover to a Cornwall foodbank. The 3,000 breakfasts were unused by police and security catering, and handed to Camborne, Pool and Redruth (CPR) Foodbank.
It said most of the food has been granted to local school breakfast clubs, including yoghurt and fruit. The rest has been put in cold storage at the foodbank’s Camborne headquarters for distribution later.
Don Gardner of CPR said the food was delivered by community organization Chaos Group on Sunday and distributed to schools and a shelter for the homeless in Pool.
“I am very pleased that they thought outside the box and gave it away,” he said. “We are always available to take in surplus food.
“A lot of children will have benefited and it helps to keep the costs down for the schools.”