Supermarket’s Xmas present for the needy
IT will be a better Christmas for homeless groups across Burton and South Derbyshire after supermarket chain Aldi pledged to donate unsold food to the needy.
Homeless charities and organisations are being urged to contact the supermarket chain, which will be giving away fresh food that is not sold on Christmas Eve.
The Aldi stores taking part are Horninglow Street, Burton, The Pipeworks at Hepworth Retail Park, Swadlincote, Huntspill Road, Hilton, and Dents Road, Ashby.
Aldi’s 775 UK stores are all taking part, and products such as meat, fish, bread, fruit and vegetables will be handed out when they close at 6pm.
Charities will have to register with their nearest store in advance, and will not be able to turn up on the day.
Fritz Walleczek, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi, said: “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.”
This initiative is an extension of Aldi’s food donations partnerships.
The supermarket works with FareShare and Company Shop throughout the year and has also pledged to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030.
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