A Neighbourly kind of partnership
In 2019, we launched an exciting partnership with Neighbourly, a B-corporation that links businesses to charitable organisations in local communities!
This partnership follows on from a successful trial in 24 stores across the South East and North East of the UK and, since August 2019, all UK stores have been included in the programme. Neighbourly links each store to local non-profit organisations in the area to collect surplus food up to 7 days a week.
Each store donates long-life products, fruit and vegetables, bakery products, and flowers that are near the end of their shelf life.
Our stores are donating to a range of good causes in the local area, from soup kitchens to children’s breakfast clubs.
If you are a local charitable organisation or know of any that could benefit from this exciting programme, please contact Neighbourly via firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
Watch it in action
One of our charity partners has been really happy with the support that Aldi has been able to provide and, together with Neighbourly, has made this video:
Mary Dunn, our Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at Aldi UK and Ireland, has said about the partnership: “We’re always looking for new and creative ways to increase the amount of food we are able to donate. This partnership is enabling us to distribute even more surplus stock, while supporting a vast range of good causes.
“Our aim is for fresh, healthy food to be accessible for everyone, and Neighbourly are helping us to extend this commitment beyond our affordable range of fresh products.”
Steve Butterworth, Neighbourly CEO, has said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Aldi on this programme and to help them realise their ambition to benefit those communities local to each and every one of their stores across the UK. Food surplus is a challenge Aldi is committed to playing its part to address. This approach is critical to ensure surplus food finds its way easily to the good causes supporting those communities that need it most.”
You can find out how your local store is helping local charities in your area by visiting our pages here.
Joining the fight against hunger
We’re taking direct action to tackle child food poverty in the UK. As well as pledging to provide 10 million meals to those affected by hunger across the UK with Neighbourly, we’ve teamed up with food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford to produce a poem for hunger. Find out more below.