Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for the City of Durham, has visited Aldi in Durham to support its food donation campaign, which aims to ensure local charities benefit from the fresh food not sold before Christmas.
The food donation campaign, which also ran last year, pairs charities with their local stores so they can collect perishable food such as fruit, vegetables and fresh meat which is then distributed to those in need at Christmas. Last year, Aldi donated 464,000 meals to good causes on Christmas Eve, and are hoping to surpass this in 2018.
In Durham, Aldi have paired with Durham Action on Single Housing (DASH), a local charity that provides supported accommodation for people who are homeless, or about to become homeless.
“I am really pleased to be able to support Aldi’s food donation campaign, and am really pleased that this food will go to such a good cause this year.
More people than ever are struggling to make ends meet, and it is so important that local charities who work with people in need are supported as much as possible. It very welcome that DASH will be able to distribute this food to people in need, and ensure they are not going hungry over the Christmas period.
My thanks go to Aldi for the generous donation of food, and of course to DASH, who do so much to help vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.”