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Aldi support revealed for people in need over festive holiday


By Gavin Musgrove

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Aldi has announced the retailer supported local charities, community groups and food banks in the Highlands by donating 511 meals to people in need over Christmas.

The supermarket paired up its stores with local organisations to make the most of unsold fresh and chilled food after stores closed on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

It was part of Aldi's pledge to donate 1.8 million meals to families experiencing food poverty during November and December.

Around 550,000 meals were donated nationwide and more than 700 UK causes benefited from the initiative over the festive period,

The initiative is part of Aldi’s successful partnership with Neighbourly, a community giving platform that links businesses to charitable organisations.

Thanks to this, all of Aldi’s over 950 UK stores now donate surplus food to good causes seven days a week, all year round.

Mary Dunn, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “The festive season is always a hard time for people affected by food poverty, so we are incredibly proud to have supported so many amazing causes in the Scottish Highlands this Christmas.”

Aldi has been working with Neighbourly since early 2019.

As part of the partnership, Aldi introduced community donation points in all stores last year, offering customers the opportunity to donate any food or household products to local causes all year round.


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