Aldi donates 9,000 meals to those in need in Devon
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Supermarket Aldi donated more than 9,000 meals to people in need in Devon over Christmas.
The supermarket giant, which has a branches in Honiton, Exeter and more, paired up stores with organisations to make the most of unsold fresh and chilled food after stores closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Around 550,000 meals were donated nationwide, 9,350 in Devon, and more than 700 UK causes benefitted from the initiative over the festive period.
The initiative is part of Aldi’s successful partnership with Neighbourly, a community giving platform that links businesses to charitable organisations.
Mary Dunn, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “The festive season is always a hard time for people affected by food poverty, so we are incredibly proud to have supported so many amazing causes in Devon this Christmas.”
Steve Butterworth, from Neighbourly, added: “This Christmas was without a doubt one of the busiest on record for the UK’s charities and food banks. The sizeable donations from Aldi would have been a massive lifeline for so many of them.”