Lidl donates thousands of Christmas dinners to loneliness charities

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Lidl is set to donate a selection of staple festive food items to charities and community groups tackling loneliness and isolation this Christmas, which will equate to 3,000 Christmas dinners.

The move comes off the back of feedback from charities and projects that Lidl supports throughout the year, which identified that additional donations were required to facilitate events to bring people experiencing isolation together. The groups include homeless and community kitchens, and elderly social groups.

The donations include a total of 282 turkeys, 4,700 pigs in blankets, 131 tubs of gravy granules, 26kg of cranberry sauce, 655kg of potatoes and 65kg of Brussels sprouts, which will be donated to 131 charities and community groups across the country.

The products are in addition to the food surplus, including fresh vegetables, already donated by the supermarket all year round, and will enable the projects to cook a full Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings.

Any community projects that would benefit from partnering with a Lidl store can simply visit the Neighbourly website, call 0117 917 5311, or email lidl@neighbourly.com, to find out more about how to register.

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