A SUPERMARKET chain is taking action this Christmas to help others and to prevent food waste at the same time.

In a post circulating on social media, budget supermarket Aldi said it wanted to redistribute its excess food products on Christmas Eve to those less fortunate.

The statement, which has since been verified as legitimate by the company’s Twitter account, says an estimated 20-30 crates of leftover food from each of its stores will be free to good causes and those in need from 4pm on December 24.

Charities and local organisations are being urged to contact Aldi’s head office to arrange collection of the excess stock.

The notice reads: “As Aldi stores will shut at 4pm on Christmas Eve until the 27th December, they will have a variety of good quality surplus food products that they wish to redistribute in support of less fortunate individuals and to prevent food going to waste.

“Aldi is unable to deliver products so it would be essential that your organisation is able to collect.”

Information for charities:

To request food, contact Aldi with the following details:
* Charity / group name
* Main contact name
* Main contact telephone number
* City / town
* Store postcodes which you’d like to collect from
* Type of products that you wish to collect

Contact: Nicki Monaghan, Energy and Environment Team
Address: Aldi Stores Ltd, Holly Lane, Atherstone CV9 2SQ
Tel: 01827 711800
Organisations will need to apply by Friday, December 8.