ALDI LAUNCHES VOLUNTEER VOUCHERS FOR VULNERABALE SHOPPERS
Aldi has introduced a voucher scheme to make it easier for volunteers to buy food on behalf of the vulnerable and those self-isolating.
The vouchers are available to buy on a new Aldi voucher website vouchers.aldi.co.uk. Once purchased, the vouchers can be posted to any address in the UK so they can be given to volunteers, friends or family members to shop on their behalf.
Vouchers are available in denominations of £5.00 and £10.00 with no additional cost to the customer for postage.
This follows a number of initiatives from the supermarket aimed at helping the elderly and vulnerable. Aldi donated £250,000 to Age UK in March and recently launched a food parcel delivery service, marking the first time the supermarket has sold groceries online in the UK.
Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director for Corporate Responsibility at Aldi said: “This is an incredibly difficult time for certain people in our communities and, as has always been our mission, we want to ensure everyone has safe, easy and affordable access to quality food.
“We all owe huge thanks to the volunteers, friends and family members that are making sure vulnerable people across the UK can get groceries while they self-isolate. I’m hopeful that our voucher scheme will make it a little bit easier for them to continue this vital work.”