Aldi calls on West Lothian group to apply for regular food donations

Aldi is calling on charities, community groups and food banks in West Lothian to register to receive regular surplus food donations from its Linlithgow store.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 1:00 pm
The Linlithgow store is now able to support even more local organisations.

As part of its partnership with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charities, over 900 of Aldi’s UK stores donate surplus food to good causes all year round.

However, the Linlithgow store in West Lothian is now able to support even more organisations in the local area. Organisations paired with the stores can collect fresh and ambient food products that are near the end of their shelf life.

Local groups who are interested should email [email protected] or phone 0117 422 0870.

Mary Dunn, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “Our food donation scheme plays a vital role in ensuring that fresh and healthy food is accessible to those in need all year round, while also allowing us to redistribute surplus stock that would otherwise go to waste.

“We’re committed to doing everything we can to donate more meals in 2021 than ever before and look forward to welcoming even more local groups that can benefit from receiving our regular donations.”

Steve Butterworth, Neighbourly CEO, said: “Finding more good causes and food banks in West Lothian is critical to ensure surplus food finds its way easily and quickly to the communities that need it most. I’d encourage any local organisations who could benefit from this to get in touch with us today.”

Aldi has committed to donate 10 million meals across the country in 2021, with more than 3 million meals donated already this year.