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Charities urged to contact local Aldi supermarkets for Christmas food donation

Charities and organisations are being urged to take advantage of a local supermarket giveaway which sees unsold, fresh food donated to local causes.

Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones and AM Ken Skates want to make organisations such as soup kitchens and foodbanks aware of an annual Aldi giveaway which helps local people.

Last year hundreds of thousands of meals were donated by participating stores, with Aldi once again donating food to one charity from their local area.

“It is important to note that only charities who apply via this email address will be eligible,” explained Ms Jones.

“The closing date for applications is Sunday, November 18 and successful applicants will require volunteers and transport to collect the food at 5.30pm on Christmas Eve.”

Mr Skates added: “Last year Aldi donated almost 500,000 meals from over 300 participating stores. Hopefully we can help make it even more this year.

“If you would like any more information, contact Lee Wright on 020 7300 6343 or email
lee.wright@bm.com ”

An Aldi spokesman said: “All our UK stores will close from 6pm on Christmas Eve until Thursday December 27 to give our colleagues a well-earned break, so we will be donating unsold fresh food to good causes in the local community.”

Interested parties should contact christmas@aldi.co.uk with their name, charity number (if applicable), a shirt description (eg. soup kitchen, foodbank etc), their contact details and, if possible, the postcode of their three nearest Aldi stores.

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