Nine charities receive €500 grant from Galway Aldi teams

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Nine charities and community organisations in Galway and Clare have benefited from Aldi’s Community Grants programme, each receiving a €500 grant from Aldi store teams in Co. Galway.

€500 grants were presented to 14th Galway Scout Group, Galway Hospice Foundation, West Clare Cancer Centre, MADRA Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue and Adoption, Ability West Portumna, Pieta House, Ballinasloe Town Band, Loughrea Men’s Shed and Cystic Fibrosis Galway Hospital Project.

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, allowing them to help the good, local causes they are passionate about.

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.

John Curtin, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland said: “We are proud to continue supporting 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 Galway.

“The Community Grants programme is one example of how Aldi is committed to investing and partnering with local communities and charities across Ireland and we look forward to continuing this engagement into 2022.”

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.