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Aldi Is Giving Away Unsold Food To Those In Need On Christmas Eve

Aldi Is Giving Away Unsold Food To Those In Need On Christmas Eve

​Supermarket chain Aldi is giving away any unsold food that would otherwise go off once stores in the UK and Ireland close on December 24.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

We all know that Christmas can be difficult for those who are less well off, but fear not, Aldi is here to save Christmas!

On Christmas Eve all Aldi supermarkets will close at 4pm until December 27th, meaning that a lot of stuff might go to waste - except it won't.

They have made the decision to give away all of their products that might go off during the closed period. This will include bread, dairy products, and anything else perishable that charities and organisations can carry.

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A statement released by the supermarket chain said: "As our stores will shut at 4pm on Christmas Eve until the 27th of December, we will have a variety of good quality surplus food products that we wish to redistribute in support of less fortunate individuals and to prevent food going to waste.

"We are unfortunately unable to deliver products on locally, so it would be essential that your organisation is able to collect. We will expect the levels of food available to vary, however estimations of around 20-30 crates will be expected from each store.

"If you wish to collect all products available, we would therefore recommend providing a large car or van, or being prepared to make multiple journeys.

"However you are more than welcome to take as much of the products offered as you can use - you are not required to take all products. We would also ask to ensure that you bring appropriate collection containers (bags, crates, boxes, etc.) as we will only have a limited number of cardboard boxes potentially available for use."

It was thought at first that the statement might have been a scam, but Aldi have confirmed on Twitter that it is genuine.

Speaking of Twitter, the move has gone down a treat (as you might expect) and the statement is being shared far and wide.

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Linda Belgrove tweeted: "Well Done Aldi - it is really good to be kind!"

Scot Williams also said: "Thank you @AldiUK I will now be buying my Christmas food from my local Aldi store."

A lot of people are now encouraging the other supermarkets to follow Aldi's lead and donate their own food that will go unused or bad over the Christmas closures.

Hopefully Tesco, Morrison's, Sainsbury's and ASDA will join Aldi in their efforts and make Christmas a lot better for those who are struggling at this time of year.

Organisations can apply up until Friday December 8.

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Topics: Aldi, Food, Christmas, UK News