If you are operate a food bank or charity, you may not have capital and need to rely on fundraising tactics. This may include soliciting retailers and grocers in your local community for non-perishable supplies and food bank donations, which you can provide to your benefactors. To help you, I want to provide you with an ALDI donation request sample letter.
Although I don’t know if the grocer will provide any goods to you, I do know that a homeless shelter in Indiana received items from Aldi Inc., according to an article in the Times of Northwest Indiana.
ALDI is an international company, with thousands of stores worldwide.
I would call or visit your local store and talk to the manager. The manager may not be able to make a decision about providing you a donation, but he or she will be able to provide you with a regional office phone number and address where you can send your request to. This way you can get a marketing contact, with a local address to send the request to.
You will have a better chance to see your request through when you have a way to follow up on it. Remember: Follow up is key.
If you would rather do a “dump and run letter” and are in the United States, consider addressing your letter to customer service: ALDI Inc., Attention: Customer Service, 1200 N. Kirk Rd., Batavia, IL 60510.
Sample letter requesting grocery donations tips
Your letter needs to follow a standard business format. Type it and use spell check. Your letter should be clear, concise — no waffling.
You will want to present your situation in the letter and why you need the donation. You, also, want to detail what you need.
For example, if you are compiling care packages at a food bank, list that you need 500 cans of XYZ soup and 500 rolls of toilet paper. Your letter will explain the donation would help 500 needy families and provide excellent marketing for ALDI in the community.
Below you will find my example letter, which will not be sent.
|Feeding Anytown Illinois
My Name, Director
1234 Main St.
Anytown, IL 00000
Our food bank, Feeding Anytown Illinois, has struggled in the current economy. We have done everything to reduce costs in our organization, but the bulk of our costs are providing care packages to needy individuals.
These individuals have lost their jobs and homes and can no longer afford food. We have provided them with care packages that include non-perishable food items and domestic items that they can’t afford.
We no longer can afford to stock our food bank supply and kindly request the following items:
These items will provide temporary assistance to needy individuals in our local community. We will be able to create 250 more care packages with the above listed items.
We, also, are partnering with another local butcher, who is providing fresh cuts of meat, and a larger retailer complete the care packages.
I will call you on Tuesday, May 25, to discuss what options are available. If you have any questions before then, please do not hesitate to contact me at 777-888-9999.
My Name, Director
As you can see, an ALDI donation request letter can be written easily. You may also be able to get a form from the grocer, as well. Good luck with your fundraising!