MORE than 6,000 meals have been donated across Worcestershire over the summer holiday to ensure children did not go hungry when they were not at school.
The company’s supermarkets were paired with local charities, community groups and foodbanks to donate surplus food with the majority of meals going to causes supporting families and children.
The donation is part of Aldi’s commitment to donate 10million meals across the country in 2021, in partnership with community giving platform Neighbourly.
So far this year, Aldi stores across the UK have already provided more than 6million meals to good causes.
Mary Dunn, Aldi UK’s managing director of corporate responsibility, said she was proud of their achievements across the county.
“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 foodbanks, 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 which can collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, up to seven days a week.