Aldi donates 40m meals to local communities through charity partner Neighbourly

Aldi has donated 40 million meals to local communities since launching its food donations initiative with Neighbourly in 2019.

In partnership with the community giving platform, the German discounter works with charities and food banks across the country to donate surplus food.

In an effort to support even more community groups, Aldi is now calling for additional local charities to sign up to receive food donations ahead of the festive period.

Charities will be paired with local Aldi stores this Christmas and will be able to collect fresh and chilled food products nearing the end of their shelf life – with the supermarket pledging to donate over a million meals over the festive period.

Any groups that are interested in collecting unsold food at Christmas – that are not currently working with Neighbourly – can get in touch with them at [email protected] by 10 November.

Customers also have the opportunity to donate any food or household products to local causes all year round through community donation points in all Aldi stores.

In July, Aldi launched its biggest ever meal donation through Neighbourly, which was expected to provide around 1.5 million meals to those in need over the summer.

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Aldi UK national sustainability director, Liz Fox said: “We know that many communities up and down the country continue to feel the impact of the rise in living costs. That’s why we are committed to ensuring that the communities we provide for always get the support they need.

“We’re proud to hit our 40 million meals milestone with Neighbourly. This is a huge achievement and motivates us to go further and supply even more meals to local charities.”

Neighbourly CEO, Steve Butterworth commented: “Christmas can be a challenging time for some families, and we expect many more will depend on the services of local charities this year.

“We’re sure there are lots more groups out there that could use the extra help that businesses like Aldi provide, so we encourage them to sign up.”

The news comes as Aldi launched its latest round of price cuts on a wide range of items, reducing almost 50 products by an average of 7%.



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