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Together we are helping to transform children’s lives

ALDI are helping Barnardos support families in need across Ireland by raising vital funds for their Early Years and Family Support Services, including providing vulnerable children with hot meals.

Barnardos Early Years Services work to provide children with the educational, emotional and physical supports they need to enter school age education with the same opportunity for success as any child. Family Support Services offer support to the families of those children, who may be experiencing crises such as domestic violence, mental ill health or addiction. All are working towards the same goal, to support the child – Because Childhood Lasts a Lifetime.

All funds raised will go directly to Barnardos Early Years and Family Support Programmes. If you would like to support click here to donate

Barnardos is delighted to continue our incredible partnership with ALDI, creating transformational change in communities across Ireland.


ALDI supports a number of charity initiatives within that support, for example, on-pack donations for key events such as charity Christmas cards and Easter and Mother’s Day flower bouquets. ALDI is also a primary sponsor of the Barnardos Big Active campaign, which aims to get people of all ages and abilities active while supporting mental health and general well-being. All funds raised through the partnership goes towards Barnardos Early Years Progamme and Parental Support Services.

Donating as little as €4 can help provide hot dinner and specialised care for a child in a Barnardos after school club.

Support Barnardos with ALDI, by donating here or donate €4 by texting KIDS to 50300, Text costs €4. Barnardos will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 014819311

HOME Cookbook

As part of our ongoing ALDI Partnership which began in 2020, ALDI and the IRFU came together in 2021 to create the unique cookbook, ‘Home’, with all profits going towards Barnardos.
HOME contains recipes which have been nominated by over 55 Irish players from the Women’s, Men’s and Rugby 7’s squads, and offer an insight into Irish Rugby and the healthy breakfast, dinners and desserts our athletes enjoy. Some of those players include Linda Djougang and Beibhinn Parsons, also featured in the cookbook alongside existing brand representatives and Irish Rugby stars, ALDI and Barnardos Ambassador Paul O’Connell and James Ryan.

Buy here

‘Home’ brings a fresh approach to at-home cooking, showcasing a variety of delicious and nutritious recipes suitable for everyone. From James Ryan’s Soy & Ginger Steak with Hoisin Roasted Mushroom and Fried Rice to Linda Djougang’s Strawberry and Mascarpone Yoghurt ‘Home’ is the ultimate source of recipe inspiration.

Suzanne Connolly, CEO Barnardos said “healthy food and home cooking for children and families is a big part of what Barnardos do in our centres– and I have no doubt our cooks will be borrowing some inspiration from Home in the future. It is a privilege to work closely with our partners ALDI as well as the IRFU, and we are thrilled to be the beneficiaries of this great initiative”.

Previously available exclusively at ALDI stores for €11.99 ‘Home’ is now available as a treat to yourself or as a gift for €7.00

  • plus postage to Ireland (€9) and worldwide will vary