Aldi and charities team up to provide 7,000 meals to people in need in Northamptonshire over Easter holidays

'We are committed to doing what we can to donate more meals in 2021 than ever before'

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 10:00 am

Around 7,000 meals were given to people in need in Northamptonshire over the Easter school holidays thanks to Aldi s partnership with county charities.

The supermarket paired its stores with charities, community groups and foodbanks to donate surplus food, prioritising donations to those focused on feeding children, as part of a national effort.

Mary Dunn, from Aldi UK, said: “We’re proud to support good causes in Northamptonshire, helping them to provide meals to those in need over the Easter period.

Donations for families over the Easter school holidays at Aldi
Donations for families over the Easter school holidays at Aldi

“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.”

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.

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.”