KEIGHLEY charities and community groups could be in line for a festive boost.

Aldi, which has a store at Gresley Road in the town, will be giving away surplus food to worthy causes on Christmas Eve.

Recipients will be able to collect fresh food products that are near the end of their shelf life – such as fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and bread – after the outlet shuts at 6pm on Christmas Eve.

The scheme is being staged in conjunction with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations.

Fritz Walleczek, for Aldi, said: “Our Christmas food donation scheme is something we’re really passionate about, and we’re working with Neighbourly to pair as many stores up as possible.

“This is our third year of Christmas food donations and we’re hoping it will be just as successful as previously.

“We look forward to working with charities in Keighley.”

Charitable groups interested in benefitting should contact Neighbourly at by Monday, November 11.