Aldi appeal helps Falkirk charities distribute festive meals

Local charities across Falkirk helped Aldi donate almost 3000 meals to people in need on Christmas Eve.

By Allan Crow
Friday, 1st January 2021, 9:31 pm
Aldi's Christmas Eve appeal supported a host of community groups
Aldi's Christmas Eve appeal supported a host of community groups

The supermarket paired up its stores with local charities, community groups and food banks to make the most of unsold fresh and chilled food after stores closed on December 24.

Around 210 tonnes of food were donated throughout the UK, with more than 500,000 meals donated and over 750 UK causes benefitting from the initiative in total.

The donation is Aldi’s largest to date and helped four charitable causes across Central Scotland - including Clackmannanshire, and Stirling - at a time when more people are experiencing financial hardship and food insecurity due to Covid-19.

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This year, for the first time, the initiative was extended to New Year’s Eve, when Aldi expected to donate a further 200,000 meals to charitable causes across the country.

Luke Peech, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “We were proud to support good causes across Central Scotland this festive period.”

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