Aldi CEO Giles Hurley: ‘Families need grocers’ help more than ever this summer’

Giles Hurley, CEO - Aldi UK and Ireland

Before Covid-19, an estimated 3 million children in the UK were at risk of going hungry over the summer holidays. It is a particularly trying time for many parents who must stretch budgets to cover extra childcare costs and provide meals usually taken care of at school.

This sobering number will have only grown as a result of the pandemic and the economic consequences of lockdown, with thousands already struggling with reduced wages or redundancy.

Recent research from community engagement network Neighbourly predicts dependency on charities and food banks will increase during the rest of the year as people come to terms with the reality of post-coronavirus Britain. 

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