Aldi donates more than 3000 meals to Aberdeenshire charities

Aldi stores in Aberdeenshire donated 3,175 meals to families in need during the summer school holidays.

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

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

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This summer, 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, helping parents meet the cost of providing healthy activities during the summer holidays.

​Aldi has helped families.​Aldi has helped families.
​Aldi has helped families.

Liz Fox, Corporate Responsibility Director at Aldi UK, said: “The school holidays are always an incredibly hard time for households, made even worse by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. That’s why we committed to supporting even more families in Aberdeenshire this summer via our food donations scheme with Neighbourly, helping vital charities provide meals to those who need them most.”

Steve Butterworth, from Neighbourly, added: “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 donate food to local charities, food banks and community groups via community donation points in Aldi stores.

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