Since 2012, we have donated food to vulnerable people with the help of our charity partners, Fareshare and Foodcloud. We have helped support a wide range of beneficiaries, from homeless charities to afterschool clubs and are continuing to build more relationships within our communities.
In 2017, we donated an amazing 1,280,000 meals to people in need through the help of new initiatives, including:
• The donation of all long-dated ambient surplus stock from all stores in the UK
• A trial donating fresh stock direct from stores in over 80 UK stores
• The donation of fresh stock from over 300 UK stores on Christmas Eve
In 2017 we aimed to ensure as much food surplus as possible went to human consumption over Christmas. We were extremely proud to work with over 350 charities, donating an amazing 464,000 meals to good causes, all in only one evening. We certainly felt #EverydayAmazing seeing all the initiatives that the donations supported over the festive period.
Company Shop/Community Shop
Company shop is the UK’s largest distributor of surplus food and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). To prevent food going to waste, Company Shop purchase surplus food stock from retailers and manufacturers to be sold at discounted prices.
We hate to see any food going to waste, particularly within our supply chains. That’s why Aldi has an agreement with all of its suppliers allowing them to redistribute any Aldi branded surplus stock that becomes available to Company Shop. Since 2015, 5.75 million meals have been provided to Company Shop through our suppliers.
Company Shop also make a huge impact on local communities through their Community Shops. These social supermarkets offer food at low prices in areas of acute deprivation while also providing a social hub for members to seek welfare advice, mentoring and support services such as; courses on money management, basic life skills, employment coaching as well as counselling and family support.