Aldi Ireland has announced further support for its charity partner FoodCloud, including a €50,000 donation to assist with additional staff support as well as increasing food donations.
The discounter said that it has pledged additional food donations and a staff support fund so that FoodCloud can continue to redistribute food to all who rely on its service during the current crisis.
'Aldi’s support will see it increase donations of cupboard essentials such as rice, pasta and tinned goods to enable the charity to reach communities and individuals in need,' the retailer said in a statement.
It also confirmed that it has almost completed the rollout of protective screens at all tills across its 142 stores for the increased safety and comfort of shoppers and staff.
People in Need
FoodCloud recently highlighted that it has seen a 50% decrease in surplus food donations from supermarkets as a result of stockpiling and it foresees an unprecedented shift in the need for food across communities in Ireland.
In light of this, the social enterprise that redistributes surplus food to communities in need, is launching an emergency food and funding appeal to aid their charity partners in distributing food parcels.
The group said that aside from the charities that it currently aids, it is now collaborating with its network of community organisations, to create an infrastructure that can deliver the food directly to the households that need it.
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