Aldi provides 12,500 meals in Shropshire during school holidays

Aldi donated 12,500 meals to Shropshire families in need during the school holidays.

Aldi has delivered a wide range of meals to the county
Aldi has delivered a wide range of meals to the county

All of its stores in the county supported local charities and foodbanks during a period of increased demand by redistributing surplus food via community giving platform Neighbourly.

Aldi also gave every child in the UK a chance to try an Olympic or Paralympic sport for free as part of its ‘Get a Taste for Sport’ initiative.

Liz Fox, Corporate Responsibility Director at Aldi UK, said: “The school holidays are always an incredibly hard time for households across the country, made even worse by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

"That’s why we committed to supporting even more families in Shropshire this summer via our food donations scheme with Neighbourly, helping vital charities provide meals to those who need them most.”

Since Aldi’s partnership with Neighbourly began in 2019, Aldi stores across the country have already donated more than 35 million meals, including over seven million meals so far this year.

Steve Butterworth, from Neighbourly, added: “Demand on charities and foodbanks in Shropshire is incredibly high. This push in donations from Aldi was essential in helping so many families during the school holidays and we know how grateful the organisations were for the supermarket’s support.”

Shoppers can also donate food to local charities, food banks and community groups via the community donation points in Aldi stores nationwide.

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