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Lidl donates £100,000 to help vulnerable people in communities


By Sarah Rollo

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LIDL is donating £100,000 to help feed vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and families who need help during school closures.

The supermarket is extending its Feed it Back scheme, launched in 2017 in partnership with Neighbourly, as part of a Covid-19 Emergency Community Fund

Lidl is donating £100,000 to help the vulnerable.
Lidl is donating £100,000 to help the vulnerable.

This follows the government’s announcement on school closures, affecting millions of families across the country.

Christian Härtnagel, Lidl GB's chief executive officer, said: "We are living in unprecedented times, and it’s essential that we look after those who need it most – that’s why our Feed it Back scheme with Neighbourly is more important than ever.

"Through our store connections, and through this additional donation, we are able to directly support groups who are out in our communities doing an exceptional job of looking after the most vulnerable."

According to government statistics, three million children are at risk of going hungry while they are out of school; one million children who receive free school meals during term time, and another two million children who are ineligible for free school meals but are growing up in households in in-work poverty.

Neighbourly's CEO Steve Butterworth added: "Now more than ever, communities need to come together and support each other. That's why we've created a new Covid-19 Community Support Fund, to help our business partners channel funds into helping the most vulnerable groups, including elderly people and families that will need extra support over the coming months."

Any community projects that are interested in partnering with a Lidl store for ongoing food surplus donation can visit www.neighbourly.com/FeedItBack or email lidl@neighbourly.com.

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