ALDI has announced its festive food donations scheme. The supermarket giant, which has four stores in Warrington, aims to redistribute all surplus fresh food from its stores to local charities on Christmas Eve. It is calling on charities and food banks in Warrington to register, so that they can receive a free donation.
As part of the scheme, charities and food banks will be paired with stores and can collect products such as fruit, vegetables, fresh meat, fish and bread after the store closes at 6 pm.
Fritz Walleczek, managing director of Corporate Responsibility told The Warrington Guardian: “We’re starting our festive donations scheme even earlier this year, to give as many charities as possible the opportunity to apply. We want to give something back to the communities that we serve at such an important time of year. 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.”
Charities should contact Aldi’s corporate responsibility team at Christmas@aldi.co.uk before November 18.