Lidl gives free fruit to hundreds primary schools

Lidl will provide free school fruit to nearly 100 thousand children at 500 primary schools. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has entered into an agreement with the supermarket chain which will run until the end of this school year.

In early November 350 thousand primary school children suddenly no longer received fruit. This is because six suppliers withdrew from the EU organized school fruit program. They found the applicable rules impractical.

Lidl then reported to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. "Children should not bear the brunt of this decision", said a spokesperson for Lidl.

The supermarket chain will provide three weekly servings of fruit to each of the nearly 100 thousand children. Fruit will be delivered to the schools again as of January 5th, 2015.

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