We’re proud to partner with several nonprofit organizations to encourage and promote opportunities for kids to live healthy, happy and productive lives. Learn more about our key partners below.
Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) encourages healthy, active lifestyles for students, teachers and family members in our communities across the U.S. Funding from ALDI provides support for schools to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and be physically active.
Initiatives are wide-ranging across elementary, middle and high schools and may include refurbishing outdoor play spaces, piloting school gardens, implementing farm-to-school programs, hosting fitness and nutrition classes, purchasing physical activity equipment and implementing before- and after-school fitness programs.
Every year, ALDI sponsors Every Kid Healthy™ Week with AFHK. This event shines a spotlight on the great efforts schools are making to improve the health and wellness of their students while having fun and linking nutrition, physical activity and learning — because healthy kids are better prepared to learn!
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation began as a front yard lemonade stand for four-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. When she passed away at the age of eight, she had reached her goal to raise $1 million.
Today the Foundation is changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer. They have raised nearly $200 million, funding over 1,200 research projects and providing programs like ‘Travel for Care’ that helps make cutting-edge treatments accessible to children regardless of their financial situation.
ALDI is proud to support and partner with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to find a cure and support families going through childhood cancer. It is our goal to raise $1 million each year through support from our shoppers, employees, ALDI fan donations online, ALDI families hosting lemonade stands, and by ALDI matching these gifts along with a corporate donation.
ALDI has a longstanding partnership with Feeding America and is proud to be one of the organization’s Leadership Partners. We recognize that not having enough healthy food can have serious implications for child’s physical, emotional and mental health. This leads to a challenge to stay on pace with education requirements and positive peer social interactions.
Each ALDI store partners with a local Feeding America member food bank to make it easier for them to donate overstock, short-dated items or products with lightly damaged packaging to address food insecurity in our communities. We also provide funding to support local food banks to help them improve their ability to store, process and provide more quality food to those that are in need. This may include things like helping them purchase or repair refrigeration and/or freezer units, new shelving or containers for volunteers to transport items safely from our stores to the food banks.
In partnership with Feeding America, we also organize volunteer events for our employees to pack disaster relief boxes to support individuals and families displaced from their homes due to natural disasters.