Albert Heijn starts a breakfast campaign together with the Food Bank


Overview of the products that can be purchased for the food banks

Action – Because no child goes to school without breakfast, Albert Heijn is starting the national campaign “You can’t learn on an empty stomach” together with the food banks. Customers can buy breakfast cereals in AH’s 550 stores and donate them to the Food Bank. The campaign runs from 29 August to 4 September.

Every week, the food banks deliver food to 90,000 people, of which 33,000 are children under 18 years of age. The national campaign has been launched especially for these children. The products that customers can donate, such as breakfast items and essentials such as peanut butter, muesli, rice cakes and whole wheat macaroni, are special and are collected in store. It is so easy for customers to sort out the products. “It would be great if we collected a lot of products this week for families who are customers of the food bank!” says Leo Wijnbelt, chairman of the board of Food Bank Netherlands.

Cooperation

Albert Heijn and Food Banks Holland have been working together for years. Albert Heijn donates around 4.3 million products to food banks every year and also shares knowledge and information about, for example, logistics and ordering systems. In addition, Albert Heijn makes its national store network available to organize local fundraising campaigns.

44 million products

The food banks provide food to 90,000 people every week, including 33,000 children under the age of 18. To be eligible for food, a single person must have a maximum of 250 euros per month after deducting fixed costs such as rent, gas, water, electricity and insurance. The norm is broader for families. In 2021, the food bank distributed more than 44 million products. The work is carried out by almost 13,000 unpaid volunteers.

Source: AH/@FoodClicks

Author: Steffen van Beek

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