The Aldi Old Colwyn and Llandudno stores have started donating surplus food directly to local groups which distribute supplies to vulnerable people in the area.

The groups include the Hope Giver Food Bank and Ty Hapus, which provides support and respite for those affected by Alzheimer’s.

The new partnerships follow a successful trial between the supermarket and community engagement platform, Neighbourly. Aldi has paired up seventeen stores in North Wales with local good causes that are now collecting surplus food up to five days a week.

Each store is donating perishable items such as fresh fruit and vegetables, long life items and baked goods.

Fritz Walleczek, of Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “We’re always looking for new and creative ways to increase the amount of food we donate. This partnership is enabling us to distribute even more surplus stock, while supporting a vast range of good causes, across North Wales.

“Our aim is for fresh, healthy food to be accessible for everyone, and Neighbourly is helping us to extend this commitment beyond our affordable range of fresh products.”

Charities in Old Colwyn and Llandudno wishing to partner an Aldi store in this venture should email to apply.