Aldi donates over 9,000 meals to Hertfordshire charities during Easter school holidays

The supermarket paired up its stores with local charities to donate surplus food

Monday, 19th April 2021, 3:42 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 3:47 pm

Charities in Hertfordshire helped Aldi donate over 9,000 meals to people in need during 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.

The three stores in Hemel Hempstead donated to The Youth Booth, HOPE Food Bank, Chilterns MS Centre, Youth With A Mission and Meeting Needs.

Aldi donates over 9,000 meals to charities in Hertfordshire

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.

Mary Dunn, managing director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “We’re proud to support good causes in Hertfordshire, 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.”

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.

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.”