Aldi donates meals to Lothian schoolchildren during Easter holidays
Local charities in the Lothians helped Aldi donate 12,088 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 36 tonnes of food were donated throughout Scotland, with more than 61,000 meals, including over 47,500 meals for children, donated to causes supporting families and children in need.
Mary Dunn, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “At a time when more people are experiencing financial hardship and food insecurity, we are committed to doing what we can to donate more meals 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.”