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Aldi, which has Newark and Bingham stores, donates 14,800 meals to charities in Nottinghamshire over Christmas



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Aldi has supported charities, community groups and foodbanks in Nottinghamshire by donating 14,800 meals to people in need over Christmas.

The supermarket, which has stores in Newark and Bingham, paired up its shops 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 its pledge to donate 1.8m meals to families experiencing food poverty during November and December.

Aldi has supported charities, community groups and foodbanks in Nottinghamshire by donating 14,800 meals to people in need over Christmas. (54141124)
Aldi has supported charities, community groups and foodbanks in Nottinghamshire by donating 14,800 meals to people in need over Christmas. (54141124)

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

The initiative is part of Aldi’s successful partnership with Neighbourly, a community giving a 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.

This year’s Christmas donations have helped Aldi to meet its pledge to donate 10m meals to families in need in 2021 through its partnership with Neighbourly.

Since beginning the partnership in April 2019, Aldi has donated more than 20m meals across the UK.

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 Nottinghamshire this Christmas.”

Steve Butterworth, of Neighbourly, added: “This Christmas was without a doubt one of the busiest on record for the UK’s charities and food banks. The sizeable donations from Aldi would have been a massive lifeline for so many of them.”

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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