Lidl have announced that they will be donating Christmas dinners to charities across Manchester and the UK this December.
The campaign has been announced in a bid to combat loneliness, isolation and poverty across the festive season.
An alleged 282 turkeys, 4,700 pigs in blankets, 131 tubs of gravy granules, 26kg of cranberry sauce, 655kg of potatoes and 65kg of Brussels sprouts will be sent from Lidl to their food-giving charity partners.
According to Manchester Evening News, the Greater Manchester-based charities benefitting from the scheme include Rochdale Soup Kitchen and the Pay What You Can Cafe in Ashton.
Lidl are no stranger to food redistribution. Their national programme Feed It Back was launched back in 2017, and they have since provided over 2.34million meals to community causes through Neighbourly.
Another fab collection of #SurplusFood for our #SouthYorkshire projects from @LidlUk in #Mexborough #doncastergreat via the neighbourly #FeedItBack Project! @nbrly @biglotteryfund #FeedPeopleNotLandfill@LFHW_UK @WasteLessSYorks @MexboroFoodbank @tmfoodbank @Rother_Foodbank pic.twitter.com/448N3jeB45
— Food AWARE CIC (@FoodAWARE) August 28, 2018
Feed It Back highlights an important point – that homelessness, poverty, and isolation is a year round issue here in Manchester and beyond.
As Mancs it is crucial that we are doing everything we can day-to-day to make a positive impact. Locally focused organisations such as Foodinate, Streetsmart and Mustard Tree are a few of the many teams that are driving positive change.
Take a look at the links and get involved.