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Aldi to donate one million meals to charities over summer holidays

30th Jul 2021 - 07:00
Aldi is pairing its stores with local charities, foodbanks and community groups to donate surplus food, with more than 700,000 meals going to support vulnerable children at risk of holiday hunger.

Mary Dunn, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “We’re proud to be supporting so many incredible causes up and down the country, helping them to donate meals to those in need this summer.

“The school holidays can be a hard time for families, particularly when many are experiencing heightened financial hardship due to the pandemic, and this is why we are committed to doing what we can to donate more meals than ever before.”

The donation is part of Aldi’s commitment to donate ten million meals across the UK throughout 2021, in partnership with community giving platform Neighbourly.

Aldi stores across the country work with Neighbourly to partner with local charities, who can collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods.

Steve Butterworth, from Neighbourly, added: “The summer school holidays are always one of the busiest times for the nation’s charities and food banks, but this year we’re expecting things to be even busier. Aldi’s donations have never been more of a vital support to these organisations.”

Written by
Edward Waddell