The Deputy of the state Duma from LDPR Maxim Zaitsev appealed to the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov with the proposal to introduce tax breaks for cafes and restaurants that donate unsold products to the homeless.
I ask you, Mr Siluanov, to consider the initiative in organising mechanism for the transfer of unclaimed food by public catering organizations, the public organizations that provide assistance to individuals left without housing, with a view to enabling the organizations of public catering tax benefits, — quotes TASS letter Zaitsev.
The MP noted that the number of homeless in Russia is variously estimated at from 1.5 to 3 million people and the question of assistance to the homeless citizens of Russia now is acute.
He reminded that in connection with the pandemic coronavirus organization of catering services included in this list of the most affected sectors of the economy, and such measures could hold the business.
Due to strict health regulations, provided for catering, after the closure of the kitchen in the evening or night time organization of public catering, are obliged to dispose of food products, including harvesting, retention will not allow you to use them in cooking the next day. However, such food products can be safely used in food in the evening or morning— says Zaitsev.
Earlier NEWS.ru wrote that the head of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov sees no need to limit the operation of non-food shops, cafes and restaurants due to the epidemiological situation.