As part of our ‘Feed it Back’ scheme with our partner Neighbourly, we’ve rolled out food donation boxes across our stores nationwide. The next time you’re in store, you can donate food and groceries to help local community groups in need of supplies, including food banks, soup kitchens, community centres and more. The donated food will be put to good use every day, and will help make a difference to those in need during these challenging times.
If you wish to donate groceries, keep an eye out for our donation boxes by the checkouts in store.
During these challenging times, we’re helping to put food on the table of those most affected by Covid-19, such as the elderly, and families who need help while schools are closed. According to government statistics, 3 million children are at risk of going hungry while they’re out of school, so we want to do our bit for those who are most vulnerable.
We’re pleased to say we’ve donated £300,000 to our partnership with Neighbourly, as part of the Covid-19 Emergency Community Fund. We’ve worked with Neighbourly since 2017, and have already donated 5 million meals through our Feed it Back scheme.
Neighbourly provides a simple process for charities to register and receive food from their local Lidl store.
If you’re able to regularly collect surplus from us, you should join the Neighbourly platform and create a free page. To find out more, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0117 422 0855. Your organisation will need a Level 2 (or equivalent) food hygiene certification, accredited within the past 2.5 years.