Aldi promises to give free food to the ‘less fortunate’ on Christmas Eve
German discounter Aldi has promised to give all of its unsold fresh food to charity after stores close on Christmas Eve.
The supermarket chain shared a statement online, urging for organisations across the country to head into stores on December 24 to collect surplus stock.
The company stated that it wants to share products out with groups such as food banks in support of “less fortunate individuals” in order to “prevent food going to waste”.
The supermarket stated: “Aldi is offering local organisations the opportunity to receive surplus food from their stores on the afternoon of Christmas Eve.As Aldi stores will shut at 4pm on Christmas Eve until December 27, they will have a variety of good quality surplus food products that they will wish to redistribute in support of less fortunate individuals and to prevent food going to waste. Aldi is unable to deliver products so it would be essential that your organisation is able to collect. They will expect the level of food available to vary, however, estimations of around 20 to 30 crates will be expected from each store.”