Supermarket chain Aldi has launched a new voucher scheme to make it easier for volunteers to buy food on behalf of vulnerable people and those who are self-isolating in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
You can buy the vouchers on the new Aldi voucher website, vouchers.aldi.co.uk, and once they’ve been ordered, they can be dispatched to any address in the UK.
This means they can be sent to volunteers, friends or family members to shop on behalf of those who should be leaving the house a little as possible, or indeed those who shouldn’t be leaving the house at all.
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.’
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He added: ‘I’m hopeful that our voucher scheme will make it a little bit easier for them to continue this vital work.’
There’s no additional cost to shoppers for posting the vouchers, and they’re available in denominations of £5.00 and £10.00.
Aldi also recently launched a food parcel delivery service, which marked the first time groceries have been sold online by the supermarket in the UK.
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