Store giant sends out appeal over Christmas food donations

Joseph Bulmer

Supermarket chain Aldi is encouraging local charities, community groups and food banks in Devon to register to receive surplus food donations this Christmas.

As part of Aldi’s pledge to donate 10 million meals this year to families across the UK facing hunger, the supermarket has committed to donate more meals than ever to good causes over the festive period.

Christmas provides an opportunity for even more organisations to benefit from Aldi’s successful partnership with Neighbourly. The community engagement platform links businesses to food banks and charities, enabling all of Aldi’s 930 UK stores to donate surplus food seven days a week, all year round.

With all Aldi stores set to close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and News Year’s Day, the retailer wants to ensure that any products approaching the end of their shelf life reach families who might otherwise miss out this Christmas.

Existing charity partnerships will be prioritised, but where there’s availability, additional organisations are being invited to apply to be paired with a local Aldi store.