Aldi launches voucher scheme to help vulnerable shoppers during coronavirus lockdown
Supermarket chain Aldi has launched a volunteer voucher scheme to make it easier for customers during the coronavirus outbreak.
The vouchers are now available to buy via the Aldi website. Once purchased, the vouchers can be posted to any address in the UK so they can be given to volunteers to shop on their behalf.
Vouchers are available in values of £5 and £10 and there will be no additional cost for postage.
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.”
The new scheme is the latest in a number of initiatives from the supermarket aimed at helping he elderly and vulnerable.
In March, Aldi donated £250,000 to Age UK and have recently launched a food parcel delivery service – the first time the supermarket has sold groceries online in the UK.