South Antrim MLA Trevor Clarke paid a visit to the Mindwise Abbeyside House, Antrim recently.
Mr Clarke said: “It was a delight to visit the Mindwise Abbeyside house in Antrim who shared their optimism in the work that ‘Fare Share’ along with stores who help provide food to homes.
“At present Fare Share supply surplus food to 69 charities in Northern Ireland and is supported by 9 main suppliers, including local stores such as Asda.”
He added: “This work being carried out not only helps fill the cupboards, but it also helps the charities save money which can be used for other requirements, such as day activities.
“Mindwise advised me that they could save up to £1500-£2000 a year which is a great benefit to their charity and therefore are very grateful for this work being carried out.
“I was very impressed to see first-hand the impact that the partnership between Asda and FareShare is having in my constituency.
“This project is helping to make a real and practical difference in the area and goes a long way towards helping those who need it most in the local community.”
Clarke recently stepped down his position of Antrim Councillor, with his wife Linda taking up his seat.
“I will continue to work and represent the people of South Antrim as an MLA. I would therefore urge those who contacted my office in the past do keep doing so, as my office will be continuing as normal.”