This waterfront property along the Wild Atlantic Way is on the market for €895,000
This waterfront property along the Wild Atlantic Way is on the market for €895,000

Sarah Finnan

The team IMAGE culinary bucket list
The team IMAGE culinary bucket list

Sarah Gill

These three products are must-haves for youthful and vibrant skin
These three products are must-haves for youthful and vibrant skin

Edaein OConnell

What to bake this weekend: The ultimate millionaire’s shortbread recipe
What to bake this weekend: The ultimate millionaire’s shortbread recipe

Meg Walker

Three workout mistakes women make when they hit the menopause
Three workout mistakes women make when they hit the menopause

Helen Seymour

Merch from Irish artists to shop now and show your support
Merch from Irish artists to shop now and show your support

Sarah Gill

Irish Design Spotlight: MNW Design
Irish Design Spotlight: MNW Design

Sarah Finnan

Meet Virtue Shine, the designer behind the vivacious and vibrant Emerald & Wax
Meet Virtue Shine, the designer behind the vivacious and vibrant Emerald & Wax

Sarah Gill

My Life in Culture: Violinist Gwendolyn Masin
My Life in Culture: Violinist Gwendolyn Masin

Sarah Finnan

Crochet: How to wear the beachy summer staple
Crochet: How to wear the beachy summer staple

Sarah Finnan

Image / Agenda / Breaking Stories

Lidl Ireland to provide free sanitary products in effort to combat period poverty


By Sarah Finnan
19th Apr 2021

getty

Lidl Ireland to provide free sanitary products in effort to combat period poverty

Lidl will become the first major retailer to offer free period products in their stores.

Making the announcement on social media earlier this morning, Lidl confirmed that they’re the first major retailer in the world to offer free period products in their stores. Explaining a little behind the initiative, a post over on their Instagram feed says that they’ve teamed up with Homeless Period Ireland for the project. 

“A Plan International study on young females in Ireland found that almost 50 per cent of girls aged between 12 and 19 found it difficult to pay for sanitary products.

“Our new initiative means those in need will be able to claim a dedicated coupon for a free box of sanitary pads or tampons per customer each month through the Lidl Plus app.”

According to the new initiative, customers will be able to claim a dedicated coupon entitling them to a free box of sanitary pads or tampons via the Lidl Plus app each month. Launching just this morning, those wishing to make use of the scheme can do so by downloading the app and signing up to receive the free monthly coupon – with the first one arriving on May 3. 

Going one step further in their commitment to helping to end period poverty, Lidl will also make quarterly donations of sanitary products to The Simon Communities. 

“We’re proud to announce that we are the first major retailer in the world to offer free period products in stores nationwide to combat period poverty in partnership with Homeless Period Ireland.

“We are also committing to quarterly donations of these products to The Simon Communities to ensure people experiencing homelessness – who may not have access to a smartphone – can access essential products.”

A long-time sponsor of Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the retailer is currently working with the LGFA to provide free sanitary products to clubs across Ireland.

In November, Scotland became the first country in the world to offer free period products to those experiencing period poverty, with New Zealand quickly following suit soon after. Customers can find out more about the initiative and sign up to receive their free coupon over on the Lidl website by clicking here.

Photo via Getty