Lidl lines up thousands of free bags of fruit and vegetables for NHS frontline heroes – The Sun
The discount supermarket is dishing it out for free to NHS workers at hospitals across the country in a gesture of thanks for their hard work battling the virus.
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The budget supermarket chain had teamed up with The Royal Voluntary Service to hand out the grub.
Christian Hartnagel, boss at Lidl GB, said: “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.”
'MISSION TO BACK NHS HEROES'
Sam Ward, Director of Services at Royal Voluntary Service commented: "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."
It comes as Deliveroo will make half a million meals free to NHS staff on the coronavirus frontline.
Heroes in the health service will be able to tuck into a free Pizza Hut or Itsu as the food delivery service received hundreds of thousands of donations from restaurants eager to help in the fight against the virus.