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  • Christmas Eve food donation from Aldi stores

    Created: 05/12/2017

    The Aldi Corporate Responsibility Department are delighted to offer an opportunity to receive surplus food from your local Aldi store to support you over the busy festive period.

    As Aldi stores will shut at 4pm on Christmas Eve until the 27 December, they will have a variety of good quality surplus food products that they wish to redistribute in support of less fortunate individuals and to prevent food going to waste.

    They will have the following food product types available to collect on Christmas Eve, subject to store sell-through and stock levels:

    • Fresh fruit and vegetables
    • Fresh meat
    • Fresh fish
    • Bread and bakery products
    • Other chilled products (e.g. dairy, desserts, ready meals etc.)

    It is important to note that these products will have a relatively short best before / expiry life left at this stage, however all products will have at least one day remaining.

    They are unfortunately unable to deliver products, so it would be essential that your organisation is able to collect. They 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, they 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.

    They would also ask to ensure that you bring appropriate collection containers (bags, crates, boxes, etc.) as they will only have a limited number of cardboard boxes potentially available for use.

    As noted above, Aldi are asking groups to collect from stores on Christmas Eve only at between 4:30 – 5:30pm after the store has closed. Unfortunately they cannot accommodate collections outside this time.

    They would be grateful if you could let them know if you would like to take them up on this exciting opportunity by Friday 8 December so that they can brief the stores and ask them to make contact with you to make arrangements. If you are not able to take advantage of this, but can recommend a different charity group local to you that may be able to, they would be grateful if you could pass this message on to them and ask them to get in touch with them by the aforesaid deadline and via the address above.

    Please respond with the following details:

    • Charity / Group Name
    • Main Contact Name
    • Main Contact Telephone
    • City / Town
    • Store Postcodes Which You Would Like To Collect From
    • Type Of Products That You Wish To Collect

    To find out more, please contact the Energy and Environment Team, ALDI Stores Ltd by calling 01827 711 800.

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