PEOPLE will have more time to pick up their bags filled with surplus food from a supermarket chain.

Aldi has extended its reservation window to pick up surplus food bags via Too Good To Go.  

The move will now mean customers in Worcestershire 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 a reduced price, costing just £3.30 each to purchase for at least £10 worth of food.

Customers in Worcestershire can search for a nearby Aldi store in the Too Good To Go app, before selecting a bag to pick up in store within a specific time frame, with reservation windows now available from 10pm the day before.

Since partnering with the world’s largest surplus food platform last year, Aldi has sold more than 300,000 Surprise Bags and has been rated the favourite provider of Too 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 surplus food bag via Too Good To Go, we are 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 customers 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 partnership, 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.

How does Too Good To Go work?

To use To Good To Go you need to download the Too Good To Go app onto your mobile phone.

Once downloaded, you can explore the map to find the takeaway restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, and shops in Worcester with surplus food.

Afterwards, you just need to choose your Surprise Bag which can be filled with all kinds of leftover treats which could have been destined for the bin.

The business will give you a time to collect and you will need to take your phone so they can scan a code for you to receive your bag.