Aldi stores in Cornwall donated 9230 meals to families in need during the recent summer school holidays.
All of its Cornwall 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, Aldi stores across the country have already donated more than 35 million meals – including over seven million meals so far this year.
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 Cornwall 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 Cornwall 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.”