OVER €79,500 TO BE DONATED TO LOCAL CHARITIES THROUGH ALDI’S 2021 COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAMME
A total of six Donegal-based charities and community organisations have become the latest beneficiaries of Aldi’s Community Grants programme, with each receiving a €500 grant from the Aldi store teams in County Donegal.
€500 grants were presented to Donegal Down Syndrome, The Exchange Inishowen, Cloughaneely Food Bank, Jigsaw, Animals in Need Donegal Town and Pieta House North West.
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 supported is chosen by Aldi employees, enabling them to help the good, local causes they are passionate about.
The Community Grants programme has supported 850 donations to local charities to date. By the end of the year, the programme will have donated over €450,000 since its inception in 2016.
Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland said: “We are proud to continue supporting local charities across the country through the Aldi Community Grants programme and we’re pleased to see the impact of our donation in the local communities for 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 into 2022.”
Operating six stores in County Donegal, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community. Aldi partners with a variety of Irish food and drink producers across Co. Donegal and spent over €13 million with its Donegal suppliers in 2020. To date, Aldi has donated a total of €2.9M worth of meals to FoodCloud as well as €314,000 (raised from donated Aldi stock sold in-store, on-pack donations, voucher donations, partnership support and staff/customer donations) to Barnardos since partnering in November 2020.
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