Aldi has extended its collection window to reserve surplus food bags via Too Good To Go. 

The move will now mean customers can secure a bag up to 24 hours ahead of the collection time via the app.

The ‘Surprise Bags’ contain a range of grocery products that are approaching their sell-by or use-by dates at less than a third of the price, costing just £3.30 each to purchase for at least £10 worth of food.

Customers can search for a nearby Aldi store in the app, before selecting a specific timeframe to pick up their bag in store, with collection times being made available from 10pm the day before.

Since partnering with the world’s largest surplus food platform last year, Aldi has sold almost 320,000 Surprise Bags and has been rated the favourite provider of To Good To Go bags by over one million customers.

Liz Fox, National Sustainability Director at Aldi UK, said: “By extending the time our customers can reserve a Surprise Bag via To Good To Go, we are hoping even more people can benefit from the initiative.

“Not only has this partnership helped in our goal to cut down on food waste, but Too Good To Go also offers a simple and accessible way for consumers to save even more money when shopping at Aldi. It has been amazing to see how many have benefited already since our partnership began.”

In addition to its Too Good To Go service, Aldi’s UK stores donate surplus food to local causes all year round.

Since 2019, the supermarket has donated more than 40 million meals via its successful partnership with Neighbourly.

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