Aldi stores in Renfrewshire donated 7,224 meals to families in need during the recent summer school holidays.
All of its stores in Renfrewshire 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, Aldi stores across the country have already donated more than 35 million meals – including over seven million meals so far this year.
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.
Liz Fox, Corporate Responsibility Director at Aldi UK, said: “The school holidays are always an incredibly hard time for households across the country, made even worse by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. That’s why we committed to supporting even more families in Renfrewshire 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: “Demand on charities and foodbanks in Renfrewshire is incredibly high. 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 also donate food to local charities, food banks and community groups via the community donation points in Aldi stores nationwide.
Aldi, Britain’s fourth largest supermarket also works with Company Shop, the UK’s leading redistributor of surplus food and household products, to redistribute surplus food from its Regional Distribution Centres to Community Shops around the country.