Supermarket awarded Partnership with Charity award by Chambers Ireland
Aldi Ireland has won the Partnership with Charity award at this year’s Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards in recognition of its work in combating food wastage and food poverty through its long-term partnership with FoodCloud.
Aldi has partnered with FoodCloud since 2014 to redistribute surplus food from its stores to charity partners. To date, Aldi’s stores have donated more than 2.25 million meals to over 300 charities saving the charity sector over €2.8 million.
In 2020, Aldi became the first supermarket to make a non-surplus food donation to FoodCloud, in an effort to help alleviate the huge pent-up demand for FoodCloud’s services as a result of Covid-19.
Celebrating the award win, Aldi Ireland’s Group Managing Director, Niall O’Connor said: “Aldi partners with FoodCloud nationally and the partnership is rooted in collaboration, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic when FoodCloud’s services faced heightened demand. We look forward to continuing to work with FoodCloud to combat food poverty in Ireland and are delighted to receive this award in recognition of our contribution to date.”
The Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards showcase best practice in sustainable development and social responsibility undertaken by companies of all sizes across Ireland. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of these Awards, celebrating sustainable business practices and championing Chambers Ireland’s alignment with the Goals.
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