Aldi donates €1,000 worth of vouchers to student food bank appeal

Pictured (L/R) are Heather O’Leary and Evelyn Collins of Aldi, Wilton, Cork with Asha Woodhouse and Caoimhe Walsh of UCC STudent Welfare (Centre)

Retailer supports UCC students struggling to afford food

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12 October 2021 | 0

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Aldi Ireland has donated €1,000 worth of gift vouchers to University College Cork (UCC) Students’ Union food bank in response to its national appeal. The Students’ Union ran out of supplies just 50 minutes after opening with Students’ Union representatives attributing the high demand to rising rental prices, leaving many students struggling to afford their weekly shop.

Aldi is giving shoppers the opportunity to donate towards UCC students struggling to afford food on campus by rolling out new food donation points across its stores in Cork City. The participating stores include Glanmire, Blackrock, Passage West, Douglas Village, Grange, Ballyphehane, Wilton, Elysian, Mayfield, Blackpool and the two stores in Ballincollig.

“Aldi is deeply involved in the local community here in Cork and so following the national appeal by UCC’s Students’ Union, we are pleased to be able to offer support to students through our donation,” said Colin Breslin, Aldi regional managing director.

“As well as this,” he added, “we are encouraging the wider Cork community to come together to assist students facing food insecurity by availing of our new food donation points across Cork stores. ”

UCC Students’ Union president Asha Woodhouse thanked Aldi for its contribution. “We are delighted to receive a donation of €1,000 worth of Aldi vouchers to help us provide UCC students with much needed food supplies,” she said. “Food insecurity is a huge concern for many students on our campus. These vouchers will allow us to provide them with essential, non-perishable foods with a longer shelf-life.”

 

 

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