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Aldi donated 1,147 meals to support local charities, community groups and food banks in the Scottish Borders on Christmas Eve.

Working with Neighbourly, the supermarket paired up its stores with local charity partners in the area to collect unsold fresh and chilled food when stores closed early on 24th December, with stores repeating the initiative on 31st December.

To further support local communities this year, Aldi’s Emergency Winter Foodbank Fund saw the supermarket also commit to donating £250,000 to charitable organisations throughout the winter season.

Both the festive food donations and fund are part of Aldi’s partnership with Neighbourly, a community giving platform that links businesses to charitable organisations.

Liz Fox, Corporate Responsibility Director at Aldi UK, said: “We know that the festive period will have been a particularly challenging time for so many this year which is why we also launched our Emergency Foodbank Fund – allowing us to support even more organisations at a time of heightened demand.”