Shoppers are being encouraged to donate part of their weekly shop to help people in need in the community
- Aldi is donating up to 10m meals across the country
- Stores have community donation boxes for customers to contribute
- Supermarket is working with Neighbourly charity to donate surplus food from stores
Aldi shoppers are being encouraged to donate part of their weekly shop to charity to help feed those in need.
The supermarket has installed donation points in all of its stores and is working with the charity Neighbourly to arrange distribution of donated items.
The retailer has released a list of items most in need including long-life food like grains and tinned goods to non-food items such as toiletries and cleaning products.
Neighbourly distributes donations to local charities, foodbanks and community groups across Greater Manchester.
This initiative follows Aldi’s commitment to donate 10m meals across the country in 2021. The supermarket already works with Neighbourly to donate surplus food from its stores each day.
Aldi donated more than one million meals to those in need over the school summer holiday.
Mary Dunn, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “This year, we are committed to donating more meals to those in need than ever before, and we know that our customers want to help too.
“This is why we are working with Neighbourly to extend our current donation scheme, making it easy for customers to donate food and essential supplies to those in need year-round.”
Steve Butterworth, chief executive officer of Neighbourly added: “Customer donations can help make a difference, and i’d encourage everyone who is able to get involved to do so. The list of most-needed items should help guide customers when deciding on what to donate; however anything people can contribute will be of massive help.”