A SUPERMARKET giant is celebrating its first successful months in Rhyl by giving back to residents suffering economic hardship.

Following its recent move down Wellington Road to a larger store at the Marina Quay, German discount supermarket chain Aldi is calling on charities and food banks in the Denbighshire to sign up to receive regular donations of surplus food.

Last month, scores of eager shoppers queued for hours before the store first opened its doors to join The Range, Farm Foods, Greggs and Batch Ice Cream Parlour at the £25million retail park.

Store Manager, Scott Crass, said: “Since opening the Marina Quay store in August, we’ve had a really successful few weeks and it’s been great to meet more of our new customers.

"We are thrilled to be joining Aldi’s partnership with Neighbourly and we can’t wait to start supporting local charities and food banks through this wonderful scheme, helping provide for those in need in our local community.”

The supermarket's support will be welcome news, particularly with Rhyl's four foodbanks, following an increase in demand over the summer holidays.

The Journal recently reported that the largest such service in the town, at the Foryd Community Centre, had been stripped bare after simultaneously being inundated with referrals and experiencing a shortfall in donations.

As part of Aldi's partnership for not-for-profit organisation Neighbourly, charities from the area that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, up to five days a week.

Any charities in Denbighshire that would like to partner up with the new Aldi Rhyl store should email aldi@neighbourly.com.

For more information on Aldi’s partnership with Neighbourly, visit neighbourly.com/Aldi.