Aldi is giving away all their unsold fresh food to charity this Christmas Eve

The budget supermarket has encouraged charities to register for donations

A UK supermarket is making sure its fresh produce doesn't go to waste this Christmas by giving it to charity.

Aldi is going to redistribute all surplus fresh food from its stores to local charities on Christmas Eve.

As part of the scheme, charities and food banks will be paired with local stores and can collect products such as fruit, vegetables, fresh meat, fish and bread after the store closes at 6pm.

Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility, said: "We want to give something back to the communities that we serve at such an important time of year.

"Last year we were able to reach thousands of people across the UK, and some charities were even able to prepare fresh meals that fed families well into the New Year."

The initiative is an extension of Aldi’s existing food donations partnerships. The supermarket works directly with FareShare and Company Shop throughout the year and has also pledged to reduce operational food waste by 50% by 2030.

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