Nineteen worthy Cork causes are to benefit from the Aldi Community Grants programme this Christmas, each receiving a minimum €500 grant with some receiving €1,500.
A total of twenty-four Munster-based charities and community organisations have become the latest beneficiaries o the Aldi scheme, each receiving a grant from Aldi store, distribution centre and office colleagues in County Cork.
In Cork, Pieta House Cork, FOTA Wildlife Park, Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ECRR Community First Responders Carrigtwohill, Cobh Community Hospital, Midleton Meals On Wheels, Cork Arc Cancer Support House, Cork Simon Community, CUH Children's Hospital Appeal, Cork Penny Dinners, Macroom Defibrillator Group, Bandon Playground, Lisheen House, Youghal Cancer Support House, Mallow Social Services Meals on Wheels, Irish Community Rapid Response and Foroige Charleville UBU, Cork Cancer Care Centre and Marymount Hospital and Hospice, all received a grant from Aldi.
Other Munster charities included Limerick Animal Welfare, FoodCloud, Hillwalking Community Radio Group and Irish Cancer Society.
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.
Operating twenty-four stores in County Cork, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community. Aldi partners with a variety of Irish food and drink producers across Co. Cork and spent over €68.5M with its Cork suppliers in 2020.
To date, Aldi has donated a total of €2.9M worth of meals to FoodCloud as well as €400,000 (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.
Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland said:
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.