Aldi to donate leftover food on Christmas Eve to charity

Aldi to donate leftover food on Christmas Eve to charity

Aldi will once again be donating fruit, fish and meat leftovers in stores on Christmas Eve to local charities, a spokesman revealed. The budget supermarket is encouraging charities, food schemes and community initiatives to get in touch so they can be connected with their local store.

The basic idea behind the project is to redistribute excess fresh food from the supermarket's 775 branches to local organisations.

Having launched the festive donation scheme back in 2017, this is the third year in a row that Aldi will be donating leftover food.

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Fritz Walleczek, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said, according to the Sun:

"Our Christmas food donation scheme is something we’re really passionate about, and we’re working with Neighbourly this year to pair as many stores up as possible. Last year we were able to reach thousands of people across the UK, and some charities were even able to prepare fresh meals that fed families well into the New Year. This is our third year of Christmas food donations and we’re hoping this year will be just as successful, and we look forward to working with local charities and food banks in the future."

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This year, Aldi is partnering with Neighbourly, an award-winning online platform that connects businesses with local community causes which strive to make a positive impact.

Other major chains such as M&S, Lidl and Starbucks also use Neighbourly to connect them with local initiatives.

Aldi is asking local charities that would like to benefit from the scheme to send an email to AldiChristmas@Neighbourly.com before November 11.

It is vital that applicants have a level 2 hygiene certificate gained in the last two years; be a registered charity, CIC or community group and be able to collect, transport and store chilled food products.