ALDI is set to donate free Christmas lunches to community kitchens in Warrington and Runcorn.

The supermarket is working in partnership with ‘Company Shop Group’ to provide meals to those in need.

The Company Shop Group is the UK’s leading redistributor of surplus food and household productions.

Community Shop is the Group’s award-winning social enterprise, which provide deeply discounted food to low-income communities as well as life-changing development programmes.

All Community Shop members will be given the opportunity to sign up for the three-course Christmas meal, with around 160 free places available across Cheshire.  Community Shop membership is free.

Liz Fox, National Sustainability Director at Aldi UK, said: “Our Regional Distribution Centres work with Company Shop Group all year round redistributing our surplus stock and donating food to provide affordable groceries for Community Shop members.

“This Christmas, we want to do something extra special to show our support, providing Christmas lunch donations to spread some festive joy among those who need it most.”

Gary Stott, Executive Chairman at Community Shop, said: “We’re incredibly grateful for Aldi’s generosity.

“Many of our members will feel the impact of the cost-of-living crisis even more this Christmas and moments like this will help to spread some Christmas cheer and bring our communities together.”