Lidl responds to the Belgian Food Banks’ appeal for help and makes an advance donation of €100,000

Lidl is donating a first part of goods worth €100,000 to the Fédération Belge des Banques Alimentaires, following an alarming appeal for donations.

Rising energy and food prices put pressure on the purchasing power of Belgians, forcing more and more people to turn to the Belgian Food Banks. In June 2022, 15% more people knocked on the doors of the Food Banks for help than in the first six months of the year. The Food Banks fear a major shortage this autumn and made thus an alarming appeal for donations.

Lidl is responding to this demand for additional donations by donating €100,000. With this amount, the Food Banks will be able to offer more than 16,000 meals to people in need in the coming weeks.

The donation comes entirely from the provisional proceeds of Lidl’s “Bon Appétit, Zéro Gaspi” initiative, which allows customers to buy almost expired and slightly damaged products at low prices and thus fight against food waste. All proceeds from “Bon Appétit, Zéro Gaspi” go to the Belgian Food Banks. In recent years, for example, more than €600,000 has been donated and Lidl has prevented 5,000 tonnes of food waste.

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