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Aldi will be supporting charities, community groups and food banks across the UK by donating up to 400,000 meals to people in need during the Easter holidays.

The supermarket’s stores across the UK have paired up with local charities, community groups and foodbanks through its partnership with community giving platform Neighbourly to donate surplus food.

At least three quarters of the donations will go to causes that support children.

Aldi has donated over 30 million meals to charities and foodbanks since partnering with Neighbourly in 2019.

Liz Fox, Corporate Responsibility Director at Aldi UK, said: “We understand that the school holidays can be an especially challenging time for families, particularly amid the current cost-of-living crisis.

“Neighbourly and the organisations they work with carry out such vital work in the community, so we’re proud to be able to support them in their efforts to help those who may be struggling.”

Steve Butterworth, CEO of Neighbourly, added: “The impact of the cost-of-living crisis has intensified, meaning that the demand on foodbanks is continuing to increase, particularly during the school holidays.

“The donations from Aldi are a lifeline for many and provide the essential boost good causes need to continue supporting their local communities.”

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