CITY homeless charity Emmaus Sheffield is looking forward to a more varied daily menu with the support from two Sheffield Aldi supermarkets.
Since 2012, Aldi has donated food to vulnerable people with the help of its Food Surplus Redistribution partners.
And now branches at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge and at Ecclesfield are making weekly donations of surplus food to Emmaus Sheffield, the drug and alcohol free project that provides a home, support and work for previously homeless people at its base close to the Canal Basin.
“We are delighted that two branches of Aldi are supporting us in this hugely effective way,” said Emmaus Community Manager Charley Fedorneko.
Aldi became aware of the work that Emmaus is doing with previously homeless people thanks to Neighbourly, the all-in-one giving platform where companies can donate funds, time and resources, through a single site.
“We are receiving a great weekly selection of baked goods – things like bread – as well as store cupboard essentials and fresh fruit and vegetables,” said Charley.
“We already provide our companions with a full and varied selection of meals every day but this addition to our facilities means that our Community Housekeeper and cook Dave Footitt will have an even greater range of ingredients to work with every day.
“It will also help cut the cost of catering for all our companions every day, freeing up money for other areas of the charity.
“And just as importantly, the scheme also fits in perfectly with our own ethos of recycling and supporting environmental causes.”
To find out more about Emmaus Sheffield visit www.emmaus-sheffield.org.uk