Aldi is calling on local charities, community groups and food banks to register now to receive surplus food donations this Christmas.
With rising bills, higher inflation, people are going to struggle this Christmas like never before. One supermarket who understands the struggles has just launched a campaign to help those in need.
The supermarket has launched a campaign to donate 10 million meals this year to families in Lincolnshire and across the UK. They are committed to donating meals to good causes over the festive period.
Aldi’s who has a successful partnership with Neighbourly wants to make Christmas that little bit easier for those struggling.
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.
Charities, community groups, and food banks are being encouraged by Aldi to get in contact and register to receive food donations over the Christmas period.
Mary Dunn, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “Our food donations scheme operates year-round, but we know that Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for the families and communities we support.”
“That’s why we are so committed to increasing the number of meals we donate over the festive season, and we look forward to working with local charities this Christmas to help us meet our 10 million meals target for the year.”
Steve Butterworth, from Neighbourly, added: “With the impact of the pandemic still being felt by communities up and down the country, charities and local causes are expecting record demand for their services this Christmas.”
“We’re sure there are lots more groups out there that could put this food to good use, so we’d encourage them to get in touch.”
Organisations do not need to be a registered charity to apply but must:
Have a level two hygiene certificate gained in the last two years
Be able to transport and store chilled food products after collecting them on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at 5pm
Aldi have said they are determined to help as many people as possible of Christmas.
Those interested in working with Aldi this Christmas should contact Neighbourly at email@example.com before 5th December 2021.