Five local charities and community organizations have become the latest beneficiaries of Aldi’s Community Grants program, each receiving a grant of € 500 from Aldi store teams in County Kilkenny.
Grants of € 500 were given to Paws Animal Rescue, Teac Tom, St. Lachtain National School, Waterford Women’s Center and the Graiguenamanagh Elderly Association.
Aldi’s Community Grants program helps fund local charitable and community organizations that contribute to essential work and services in their local communities. Each local charity supported is chosen by Aldi employees, which allows them to help the good local causes they are passionate about.
The Community Grants Program has supported 850 donations to local charities to date. By the end of the year, the program will have paid out more than € 450,000 since its creation in 2016.
Commenting, John Curtin, Group Purchasing Director, Aldi Ireland said: “We are proud to continue to support local charities across the country through the Aldi Community Grants program and we are delighted to see the impact of our donation to local communities in County Kilkenny. .
“The Community Grants program is an example of how Aldi is committed to investing and partnering with local communities and charities across Ireland and we look forward to continuing this commitment until 2022. “
Operating five stores in County Kilkenny, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community. Aldi partners with a variety of Irish food and drink producers in County Kilkenny and has spent over € 51 million with its Kilkenny suppliers in 2020. To date Aldi has donated a total of 2.9 million euros of meals at FoodCloud as well as 400,000 € (from donated Aldi stock sold in store, donations on packaging, donations of vouchers, support to partnerships and donations from staff / of clients) to Barnardos since its partnership in November 2020.