Self-isolating people can buy the vouchers online and post them to friends, family or volunteers to shop on their behalf
Asda, M&S and Waitrose have also recently launched voucher schemes
Aldi has become the latest supermarket to launch a voucher scheme allowing volunteers to shop for the vulnerable.
The vouchers can be bought by the self-isolating at vouchers.aldi.co.uk and posted to any address in the UK, for friends, family or volunteers to shop on their behalf.
Asda, M&S and Waitrose have also recently launched new payment schemes to allow volunteers to shop for those most vulnerable to coronavirus.
Aldi’s move also comes after the government confirmed plans - revealed by The Grocer - to connect vulnerable people with local volunteers via supermarket websites.
Aldi’s vouchers are available in denominations of £5 and £10 with no additional postage charge.
“This is an incredibly difficult time for certain people in our communities and, as has always been our mission, we want to ensure everyone has safe, easy and affordable access to quality food,” said Aldi MD for corporate responsibility, Fritz Walleczek.
“We all owe huge thanks to the volunteers, friends and family members that are making sure vulnerable people across the UK can get groceries while they self-isolate. I’m hopeful that our voucher scheme will make it a little bit easier for them to continue this vital work.”
It’s one of a number of measures by the discounter aimed at helping those self-isolating access essentials. Earlier this month it launched a food parcel delivery service intended for vulnerable customers, marking its first entry into online grocery in the UK.