Aldi Calls on Charities to Register for Surplus Christmas Food Donations

Supermarket giant Aldi has issued a request to local charitable organisations, community groups, and food banks across the country, urging them to register for surplus food donations during the Christmas season.

This Christmas, local charitable groups are invited to collaborate with Aldi stores to gather fresh and refrigerated food items that are approaching their expiration date. Budget retailer Aldi consistently donates surplus food in collaboration with the community-giving platform Neighbourly.

As all UK Aldi stores are scheduled to be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day, the holiday season offers an opportunity for additional charities to benefit from additional surplus produce for their food banks.

Liz Fox, National Sustainability Director at Aldi UK, said: “We know that many communities up and down the country continue 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.

“We’re proud to hit our 40 million meal milestone with Neighbourly. This is a huge achievement and motivates us to go further and supply even more meals to local charities.”

The supermarket company have pledged to donate over one million meals across the country over the Christmas period.

Steve Butterworth, Chief Executive Officer at Neighbourly, added: “Christmas can be a challenging time for some families, and we expect 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.”

Aldi customers also can also donate any food or household products to local causes all year round through community donation points in all UK Aldi stores.

The supermarket has a long-standing partnership with Neighbourly and already runs a successful breakfast club to ensure all parents are getting the food they need. 10 tonnes of cereal and 5,000 gallons of milk and milk alternatives have been donated to food banks across the country through Neighbourly.

Any charitable groups that are interested in collecting surplus food at Christmas that are not currently working with Neighbourly can get in touch with Aldi by emailing aldichristmas@neighbourly.com