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FIVE DONEGAL CHARITIES RECEIVE DONATIONS FROM ALDI STORE COLLEAGUES

Over €80,000 to be donated to Irish charities and community organisations through ALDI’s Community Grants Programme

A total of five Donegal-based charities and community organisations have become the latest beneficiaries of ALDI’s Community Grants programme, with each charity receiving a grant from the ALDI store teams in County Donegal.

Receiving €500 grants are Scoil Iosagain, Burtonport Animal Rescue, Donegal Domestic Violence Service and Donegal Women’s Centre. Donegal Hospice received multiple nominations from ALDI’s Donegal store staff, receiving a €1,000 grant from the retailer. 

ALDI’s Community Grants programme helps fund local charities and community organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities. Each local charity and community organisation supported is chosen by ALDI employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about.

By the end of 2023, the programme will have donated over €615,000 to more than 1,000 local charity branches and community organisations across Ireland since its inception in 2016. Receiving charities and organisations range from rescue teams to animal sanctuaries, cancer support to mental health support, or any charitable organisation that resonates with ALDI colleagues.

Commenting, Liz Fox, National Sustainability Director, ALDI Ireland said: “We are very proud to continue to support local charities and community organisations across the country through the ALDI Community Grants programme and we’re pleased to see the impact of our donation in the local communities of County Donegal.

“The Community Grants programme is one example of how ALDI is committed to investing and partnering with local communities and charities across Ireland and we look forward to continuing this engagement for years to come.”

Operating six stores in County Donegal, ALDI is deeply involved in the local community. To date, the stores have donated over 52,000 meals to local charities through ALDI’s partnership with FoodCloud, avoiding a total of 70,000kgs of CO2e. ALDI partners with seven innovative Donegal food and drink producers, spending €12 million with them in 2022.

For more information, please contact the following:

ALDI Press Office: 01 637 1777 or aldi@finnpartners.com

Corporate Responsibility or Community Grant Queries: CR.Ireland@aldi.ie

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