Aldi launches food delivery service as lockdown is extended for three more weeks

The discount supermarket will be selling food parcels on its website for the first time to help vulnerable people and those who are self-isolating due to the coronavirus crisis.

Thursday, 16th April 2020, 7:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th April 2020, 7:29 pm

For the first time Aldi UK will be selling food parcels online which will be delivered to customers in need.

The parcels will contain 22 products including tinned soup, rice and pasta.

How can you get a food parcel?

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Aldi has announced a new delivery service to get food parcels to vulnerable people.

Aldi UK will begin selling the food parcels through its first delivery service tomorrow (Friday, April 16).

Each parcel, which will be for home delivery, will also include antibacterial handwash and a four-pack of toilet roll.

The parcels are only available online at www.aldi.co.uk/food-parcels and will retail at £24.99 inclusive of delivery and will be limited to one per customer.

What items are in the food parcels?

Aldi’s food parcels contain 22 products as standard:

Antibacterial Handwash

Aloe Vera Toilet Tissue 4pk

Choceur Milk Chocolate Bar

UHT Green Semi Skimmed Milk

Rice Pudding

Salted Peanuts

Biscuit Barrel Assortment

Gold Label Tea

Instant Coffee

Premium Baked Beans

Premium Plum Tomatoes

Bolognese Pasta Sauce

Tuna Chunks In Brine 4pack

Bramwells Carrot & Coriander Soup

Tomato Soup

Minestrone Soup

Chilli Con Carne

Basmati Rice 1kg

Fusilli

Part Baked Brown Roll

Sliced Carrots

4 Pack Sweetcorn

Why has the discount supermarket decided provide a home delivery service?

The move marks the first time Aldi UK has sold groceries online.

This follows a number of initiatives from the supermarket aimed at helping the elderly and vulnerable.

Aldi donated £250,000 to Age UK in March and has introduced reserved opening times (30 minutes before normal opening hours Monday to Saturday) for vulnerable shoppers.

Fritz Walleczek, managing director for corporate responsibility at Aldi, said: “We are committed to providing quick, safe and affordable access to food for all our customers and understand that, for some, visiting one of our stores is not an option at the moment.

“We’re constantly looking for new and better ways to support our customers in these uncertain times and I’m hopeful that these food parcels will make life a little easier for some of the country’s most at-risk people.”

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