In an effort to help those affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, Aldi — the German family-owned discount supermarket chain — launched a volunteer voucher scheme to make it easier for volunteers to buy food on behalf of anyone vulnerable to the virus or individuals who are self-isolating. The vouchers can be purchased online and given to volunteers, friends, or family members helping those in need during these challenging times.
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.”
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