Aldi supplies over 9,000 meals to Bucks families in need during summer holidays

The supermarket chain works with charities and food banks to help those in need.

Monday, 6th September 2021, 3:02 pm
Updated Monday, 6th September 2021, 3:16 pm

A collaboration between Aldi and Bucks charities has led to 9,356 meals being donated to people in need over the summer school holidays.

The distribution of surplus meals to people facing food insecurity was organised by charities, community groups, foodbanks and the supermarket.

Aldi has set a commitment to provide 10 million meals across the country in 2021, in partnership with community giving platform Neighbourly.

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So far this year, the supermarket says it has donated over six million meals already.

Mary Dunn, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “We were proud to support so many incredible causes in Buckinghamshire this summer, helping them to donate meals to those in need.

“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 committed to donating more meals than ever before.”

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 things were even busier. Aldi’s donations have never been more of a vital support to these organisations.”

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, up to seven days a week.