Aldi have announced that in their campaign against food waste they will be donating surplus food to charities and other organisations as they close on Christmas Eve. However organisations must apply by
Friday 8 December.
Aldi’s notice says: “As our stores will shut at 4pm on Christmas Eve until the 27th of December, we will have a variety of good quality surplus food products that we wish to redistribute in support of less fortunate individuals and to prevent food going to waste.
“We are unfortunately unable to deliver products on locally, so it would be essential that your organisation is able to collect. We will expect the levels of food available to vary, however estimations of around 20-30 crates will be expected from each store.
“However you are more than welcome to take as much of the products offered as you can use – you are not required to take all products. We would also ask to ensure that you bring appropriate collection containers (bags, crates, boxes, etc.) as we will only have a limited number of cardboard boxes potentially available for use.”
Aldi says it will have fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, bread and bakery products, as well as chilled goods, dairy items, desserts and ready meals free for anyone in need. All products will be in date by at least one day.
How to apply is given in the announcement shown above.