Aldi Ireland Pledges To Donate Surplus Food

Aldi in Ireland has joined the growing number of supermarkets promising to donate their surplus food to charity.

The discounter is linking up with FoodCloud, a not-for-profit organisation that connects businesses with local charities who can make use of food that would otherwise have been thrown away. The platform will allow Aldi staff from its stores across Ireland to upload details of their surplus, with charities then notified by text that food is available.

FoodCloud co-founder and CEO Iseault Ward said: “In Ireland, we waste one million tonnes of food every year and at the same time, 1 in 8 people suffer from food poverty.

“FoodCloud’s efficient and effective solution provides an opportunity for businesses and charities within communities to work together to make sure no good food goes to waste.”

Back in March, Tesco promised to send all edible waste from its stores in the UK to charity by the end of 2017.