Aldi UK has donated 40 million meals to local communities since launching its food donations initiative in 2019.
In partnership with community giving platform Neighbourly, the supermarket’s UK stores partner with foodbanks, charities and community groups nationwide to donate surplus food year-round.
To support even more charities, Aldi is now calling for additional local charities, community groups and food banks to sign up to receive food donations before the festive period.
With all Aldi stores set to close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, the holiday season provides an opportunity for even more charities to benefit from the successful partnership.
Charities will be paired with local Aldi stores this Christmas. They can collect fresh and chilled food products nearing the end of their shelf life – with the supermarket pledging to donate over a million meals during the Christmas period.
Liz Fox, National Sustainability Director at Aldi UK, said that the supermarket knew that many communities up and down the country were continuing to feel the impact of the rise in living costs.
“That’s why we are committed to ensuring that the communities we provide for always get the support they need,” said Fox.
“We’re proud to hit our 40 million meals milestone with Neighbourly. This huge achievement motivates us to go further and supply even more meals to local charities.”
Steve Butterworth, Chief Executive Officer at Neighbourly, said that Christmas could be a challenging time for some families, and it expects many more will depend on the services of local charities this year.
“We’re sure there are lots more groups out there that could use the extra help that businesses like Aldi provide, so we encourage them to sign up.”
Customers also have the opportunity to donate any food or household products to local causes all year round through community donation points in all Aldi stores.