State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party Maxim Zaitsev turned to the head of the Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov with a proposal to introduce tax breaks for cafes and restaurants that distribute unsold food to the homeless.
I ask you, dear Anton Germanovich, to consider the initiative in terms of organizing a mechanism for the transfer of unclaimed food products by catering organizations to public organizations that provide assistance to people who are homeless, taking into account the provision of tax incentives to catering organizations, - quotes TASS letter from Zaitsev.
The parliamentarian noted that the number of homeless people in Russia, according to various estimates, ranges from 1.5 to 3 million people, and the question of helping Russian citizens who have lost their homes is now an acute issue.
He recalled that in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, catering services were included in the list of the most affected sectors of the economy, and such measures could support business.
Due to the strict sanitary rules provided for catering organizations, after the kitchen is closed in the evening or at night, catering organizations are required to dispose of food, including preparations, the shelf life of which will not allow them to be used in cooking the next day. However, these foods can be safely eaten in the evening or morning.- explains Zaitsev.
Earlier chernayakobra.ru wrote that the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov does not see the need to restrict the work of non-grocery stores, cafes and restaurants due to the epidemiological situation.