Lidl*are joining the efforts to help NHS staff by donating thousands of bags of free fruit and vegetables via hospitals. The discount supermarket is giving the free food in a effort to help provide frontline NHS workers with fresh produce.
The Lidl initiative is with the retailer’s partnership with Royal Voluntary Service, which is committed to supporting those who need it most in hospitals and communities around the country.
The fresh fruit and veg bags will be distributed to NHS staff at hospital sites UK-wide, so they don't need to visit a store to get them.
Christian Härtnagel, CEO at Lidl GB, commented: “We are so grateful to the NHS and all of its staff for their hard work every day to help keep the nation safe. This is our small gesture to say thank you, and help provide NHS staff, who may not be able to get into store regularly for basic groceries, with fresh fruit and vegetables.
“We hope that through working with Royal Voluntary service to donate these bags to hospitals, we can help make a difference to their daily life.”
Sam Ward, Director of Services at Royal Voluntary Service said: “It’s our mission to give support to those who need it in the community and in hospitals and we commend the country’s brilliant NHS staff in all the important work they are doing during this challenging situation.”
We welcome the efforts of Lidl to thank and support NHS staff during the Coronavirus crisis, and hope more stores will be able to help healthcare workers as well.