By Dan Walsh
A total of six Wexford-based charities and community groups have become the latest beneficiaries of ALDI’s Community Grants programme, with each charity receiving a €500 grant from the ALDI store teams in Co. Wexford.
Receiving the €500 grants are Wexford Marine Watch, Raheen National School, Irish Red Cross, Talk to Tom and Blue Dolphins Special Olympic Club. Wexford People Helping People received multiple nominations from ALDI’s Wexford-based employees, receiving a €1,000 bursary grant.
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 local good causes they are passionate about.
Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director, ALDI Ireland said: “We are very proud to continue to support 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 Wexford.”
Operating seven stores in County Wexford, ALDI is deeply involved in the local community. To date, the stores have donated over 58,000 meals to local charities through ALDI’s partnership with FoodCloud, saving the charities more than €774,000. ALDI partners with nine innovative Wexford food and drink producers, spending over €9.6 million with them in 2021.