Ahead of Pancake Day, Aldi has donated a selection of pancake making kits to South Glamorgan community group The Need To Feed.
The kits, which have been shared with charities and foodbanks across the UK, provide families with all the ingredients they need to take to the kitchen this Pancake Day.
The donation is part of the supermarket’s partnership with community giving platform Neighbourly, which sees Aldi donate surplus food from stores to help support its local communities.
The Need to Feed (TNTF) in South Glamorgan was established during the first Covid-19 lockdown to provide support and assistance to individuals and families within the community who were struggling. The group continues to provide surplus food, clothes and household goods donated by supermarkets, food outlets and members of the public from across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Vicky Lang from The Need to Feed said: “We are really grateful for this kind donation and we know that the pancake kits will bring a bit of cheer to the families we work with.”
Mary Dunn, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “We hope our pancake kits help spread a bit of joy to families, providing them with the ingredients to cook up some tasty creations in the kitchen.”
Steve Butterworth, from Neighbourly, added: “We believe every child should get to enjoy the fun and deliciousness of Pancake Day, no matter what their situation. Aldi’s additional donations will go a long way to putting a smile on children’s faces this Pancake Day.”
Aldi’s partnership with Neighbourly donates 650,000 meals a month to charities throughout the UK. Donations to support children and families are increased during school holidays as part of the supermarket’s Community Cupboard programme.
A record-breaking one million meals were redistributed over the recent Christmas holidays, with approximately 800,000 meals going to community groups supporting children.