Aldi donated more than 18,000 meals to South Yorkshire charities over Easter
Charities in South Yorkshire helped Aldi donate more than 18,000 meals to people in need over the Easter school holidays.
The supermarket paired up its stores with local charities, community groups and foodbanks to donate surplus food, prioritising donations to those focused on feeding children.
Around 149 tonnes of food were donated throughout the UK, with more than 250,000 meals donated to causes supporting families and children in need.
The donation is part of Aldi’s commitment to donate 10 million meals across the country in 2021, in partnership with community giving platform Neighbourly.
So far this year, Aldi stores across the UK have already donated more than two million meals to good causes.
Mary Dunn, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “We’re proud to support good causes in South Yorkshire, helping them to provide meals to those in need over the Easter period.
“At a time when more people are experiencing financial hardship and food insecurity due to Covid-19, we are committed to doing what we can to donate more meals in 2021 than ever before.”
Steve Butterworth, from Neighbourly, added: “The school holidays are often a busy time for the nation’s charities and food banks. I’m sure Aldi’s donation will have been a massive help for so many of these vital organisations.”
*Aldi was named Chilled Retailer of the Year for the fourth year in a row at the Retail Industry Awards 2020, as well as Drinks Retailer of the Year – that’s one of 102 wins for its beers, wines and spirits over the past 12 months.