Aldi to donate 700,000 meals to charities over school summer holidays

Aldi has announced it will be donating over 700,000 meals to charities during the school summer holidays.

As a result, the discount grocer is partnering up with foodbanks and community groups via community giving platform Neighbourly to donate surplus food.

According to Aldi, at least half of the donations going to causes that support children.

“Our food donations scheme with Neighbourly operates year-round, but we know the school holidays can be a particularly hard time for families, especially when many are experiencing greater hardship due to the cost-of-living crisis,” Aldi UK corporate responsibility director Liz Fox said.

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“This is why we are committed to supporting even more amazing causes up and down the country over the next few weeks, helping them provide meals to those who need them during the summer period.”

Since the partnership with Neighbourly began in 2019, Aldi’s UK stores have already donated more than 25 million meals to over 3,600 local causes.

Steve Butterworth, from Neighbourly, added: “School holidays are often a time when demand on charities and foodbanks drastically increases, particularly during summer when children are at home for six weeks or more. This push in donations from Aldi will therefore be essential in helping these organisations support families during this time.”

The news comes as Aldi recently announced it will be donating more than 100,000 books to disadvantaged children across the UK.

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