Over €1.9M donated to local charities through Aldi’s Community Grants Programme
23rd Midleton Scouts has become the latest charity to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants programme, receiving a €500 grant from Aldi’s Midleton store team.
The €500 donation was presented to Vicki and Noelle Murphy of the 23rd Midleton Scouts by Aldi’s Justina Hennessy.
Aldi’s Community Grants programme helps fund local charities and 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.
The programme has contributed to 340 local projects to date, donating over €250,000 since 2016.
Commenting Csaba Bablena Aldi Midleton Store Manager said: “We are proud to have chosen the 23rd Midleton Scouts to support. It’s a great cause and the work they do to educate and bring people together in the community makes a huge difference.”
“Being part of and investing in local communities is something that Aldi is committed to and we are delighted to be able to make this contribution.”
Operating 24 stores in Cork, Aldi is deeply involved in the local community. Through its partnership with FoodCloud, its stores in Cork have donated over 281,000 meals to local charities to date, while as Foróige’s lead sponsor since 2015, it has helped support initiatives including the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards and the Aldi Foróige Junior Baking Competition.
Aldi has been Ireland’s fastest growing supermarket for most of the last ten years, achieving a 12.5% market share (Kantar Worldpanel data).
Employing almost 3,750 people, the company operates a network of 139 stores across the country, with stores in each county in the Republic of Ireland.
Aldi is investing €160m to expand and upgrade its Irish store network. It has committed €100m to constructing and opening 20 new stores, while Project Fresh sees a further €60m investment to revamp the layout and design of all 139 Aldi stores nationwide.