At ALDI, we are passionate about supporting the community. We connect and work with charity partners through a range of employee and customer focused initiatives. Find out how we are driving positive change in our community.
Connecting our employees with our charity partners
Through our team-building program, ALDI employees share their time to support our national charity partner Camp Quality and our food relief partners, FoodBank, OzHarvest and SecondBite.
ALDI is partnering with Camp Quality
ALDI Australia is proud to partner with Camp Quality, to deliver their Camp Quality Kids’ Camps, where children aged 0-15 year and their families impacted by a cancer diagnosis can have a break from cancer and just be kids again.
We’re also proud to be the major partner of Camp Quality’s national fundraising programs, Big Ride for Little Kids and Big Walk for Little Kids, as well as delivering employee and customer programs to raise funds and awareness of the work of Camp Quality.
Why ALDI is partnering with Camp Quality
ALDI is passionate about helping Camp Quality improve the well-being of Australian children and their families impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
Since launching our partnership in May 2020, ALDI, along with our employees, suppliers and customers have donated more than $3.75 million to Camp Quality, enabling over 3800 kids facing cancer to attend a Camp Quality’s Kids’ Camp, where they will get the chance to be kids again and create positive memories that change their cancer story.
Camp Quality, with the assistance of KPMG, recently conducted a Social Impact Study to understand the impact attending a Camp Quality Kids’ Camp for children and families. The study found that the key outcomes of attending a Camp Quality Kids’ Camp included:
- 77% of children experienced improved self-confidence as a result of attending a camp
- 89% of children said access to fun, exciting activities is a very valuable part of the camp experience
We support food rescue organisations
In 2020, we established a national food support program with Foodbank Australia, enabling Foodbank to maintain a sustainable food supply to support Australians impacted by food insecurity. We are proud to support Foodbank in their fight against hunger in Australia.
How you can join ALDI in supporting the community
There are a number of ways in which you can support our charity partners Camp Quality and Foodbank:
1. Purchase ALDI products that will be making a donation to Camp Quality
We have a range of products that, when purchased, will have a donation made to Camp Quality. Purchase these items knowing that the proceeds of the sales are helping to put smiles on kid’s faces. Watch out for products in upcoming catalogues.
2. Make a donation of your time, skills or money to assist Foodbank or Camp Quality
3. Support ‘Big Ride for Little Kids’ or ‘Big Walk for Little Kids’
Proudly supported by ALDI, Camp Quality’s Big Ride for Little Kids is a fun, virtual cycling challenge for all ages. During the month of March participants can challenge themselves to ride 100km, 200km or 300km and fundraise for kids facing cancer.
Prefer walking to cycling? Camp Quality’s Big Walk for Little Kids is a nationwide walking challenge for all fitness levels. Walk your choice of 25km, 50km or 100km throughout September to help Camp Quality raise $900,000.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a food bank?
Food banks are non-profit organisations that collect and distribute food to food relief organisations. Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation.
What is Camp Quality?
Camp Quality is an Australian non-profit organisation that supports kids 0-15 and their families who are impacted by cancer. Since 1983, Camp Quality has been improving the quality of life for children aged 0-15 years of age who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
What does Camp Quality do?
Camp Quality brings positivity, fun and laughter back into the lives of kids facing cancer.
Camp Quality’s services and programs help kids and their families build optimism and resilience through community, education and fun. They are there for kids (0-15) dealing with their own cancer diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a sibling or parent, every step of the way with supportive experiences such as Puppet Playdates, both in hospital and online; Kids’ Camps and Family Camps, Retreats and Fun Days. Camp Quality also provides a free Cancer Education Program to schools and pre-schools to dispel cancer myths and create an inclusive community.
How can I support Camp Quality?
- Purchase an ALDI product that is making a donation to Camp Quality. We have a range of products throughout the year that will be making a donation to Camp Quality. Purchase these items knowing that the proceeds of the sales are helping to put smiles on kid’s faces.
- Participate in a Camp Quality fundraising event. Camp Quality hold two major national fundraising events in March and September each year:
1-31 March: Big Ride for Little Kids.
A fun, virtual cycling challenge for all ages. For more information and to register, visit www.big-ride.org.au
1-30 September: Big Walk for Little Kids.
A walking challenge for all fitness levels. Walk your choice of 25km, 50km or 100km to raise funds for kids facing cancer. For more information and to register, visit: www.bigwalk.org.au
- Volunteer your time.
Camp Quality has a range of volunteering opportunities for all skill levels, so if you’re over 18, passionate about helping kids, love working in a team and can donate your time – contact the Camp Quality volunteer team on 1300 662 267.
How can ALDI support my community organisation?
ALDI’s community support program is focused on helping our community partners Camp Quality and Foodbank to deliver their programs and services. By focusing our efforts on our partners, we have been able to:
- Improve the connectedness of families when faced with a cancer diagnosis by funding and supporting Camp Quality Kids’ Camps; and
- Enable Foodbank to support 1 in 6 Australians who are impacted by food insecurity through our donation food and essential products, ongoing food program and support of their national disaster appeals.
Given our current community focus, we are unable to provide funding for additional community partnerships or initiatives at this time.