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Aldi donates Holiday Kits to Oasis Hub Short Heath to support local children during the summer

Aldi donates Holiday Kits to Oasis Hub Short Heath to support local children during the summer

Aldi has donated Holiday Kits to Oasis Community Hub in Short Heath, Birmingham to support local children in need during the school holidays.

In partnership with Team GB, Aldi have created the Holiday Kits, which include games, colouring books, recipes and craft activities, inspired by Team GB athletes, to help children stay busy and active during the summer holidays.

With many children missing out on school meals during the summer holidays, Aldi has also provided free shopping vouchers that can be used to purchase ingredients for the healthy recipes that are included in the kits, ensuring that children in Birmingham have access to healthy, fresh food.

Oasis Community Hub: Short Heath, which provides support to the local and wider community, has redistributed the kits to families in need living in the area.

Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “To help families in Birmingham, and across the UK, we have worked with our charity partner, Neighbourly and Team GB to create Holiday Kits that are designed to provide kids with something fun to do at home, as well as food vouchers and recipes to help out with the cost of a weekly shop.”

Pam Atwal Safeguarding and Community Lead at Oasis Hub Short Heath, said: “We’re seeing more families across Erdington, Birmingham turning to us for support during the school holidays and Aldi’s Holiday Kits will help us provide the support these families and children need.”

Aldi has already inspired more than 1.6 million schoolchildren to learn more about the benefits of cooking fresh, healthy food via its Get set to eat Fresh initiative, and has supported schools and parents during the coronavirus pandemic with online activities for kids and cereal donations to school breakfast clubs.

Daniel Marsh