The supermarket chain, Aldi, surprises the public with an announcement for Christmas Eve. Christmas is a wonderful celebration where people get together to enjoy the little things in life like sharing old stories, laughing together, and feasting. However, not everyone has the opportunity to spend Christmas dining with their friends or family. Gratefully in the UK, Aldi's will be donating their surplus produce to the less fortunate. They stated "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."
Aldi UK announced a statement on social media convincing charities and different organisations to contact their head office to arrange collection time from any of their 520 local branches. They are also hoping that other large supermarket's like Lidl or Tesco will do the same. We are all very thankful for Aldi and other helping organisations who are paying it forward so that others can enjoy a nice Christmas meal.
The Donation Details
1. Date: 24 December 2017 (Christmas Eve) at 16:00
2. Delivery: Aldi is unable to deliver the goods to the organisations - the charity will need to contact the head office to arrange a pick up time.
3. Collection: Charities and organisations that want to pick up food will need to call the head office to schedule a collection time. The following details will be required: charity or group name, contact name, telephone number, city, postal code of collection location, and types of products to collect.
4. Aldi recommendations: It's advised that the organisation bring a large car or van depending on the amount of food that will be collected. Also, bring extra collection containers such as boxes or crates.
5. Food: Aldi says they will have fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, bread, baked goods, chilled goods, dairy items, desserts, and ready made meals.