The supermarket chain Lidl has revealed its new “teaming up to tackle hunger” scheme which will make it easier for customers to donate directly to their community - and the retailer will match every donation made. 

Between November 12 and December 9, customers in West Dunbartonshire and north-west Glasgow Lidl stores can scan a flyer when they pay for their shopping to donate one of five essential food items to their community - tuna, cereal, chopped tomatoes, milk and rice. 

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Each donation will then be matched by the supermarket chain and sent directly to the store’s local food partner.

The initiative forms part of Lidl’s ongoing partnership with Neighbourly, which has seen the supermarket chain donate over six million meals to an existing network of 2,220 local charities. 

Customers are able to find out which local cause a store supports via in store posters.