Here’s what Aldi, M&S, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and more are donating to help the Ukrainian crisis

A host of British supermarkets and retailers have rallied around Ukraine to help support the country amidst the on-going conflict with Russia.

The conflict, which began when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Tuesday, February 22, has led to many Ukrainian residents seeking refuge.

As a result, Asda, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, M&S and Home Bargains have been offering their support for the people of Ukraine through financial donations and the removal of Russian based products.

Some of the donations offered reach up to around 5 million euro and includes the likes of food, textiles and hygiene products to help those displaced by the crisis.

Here’s what UK’s biggest grocers and retailers have pledged to donate so far…


At the beginning of the month, the German grocer announced that they would be making a donation to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

They said in a statement: “We stand together with Aldi colleagues across the world and will be making a donation to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.”

After initially not confirming the donation amount, the supermarket confirmed they would be donating a further 5 million euros to established aid organizations to “ensure help reaches those that need it most.”


The British high-street retailer has announced that they will be donating a £1.5 million package to help children and families in need.

Included in the donation will be £500,000 towards the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), with an additional £500,000 for matching fundraising across its global colleagues and double donations on Sparks transactions to support UNICEF.

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The retailer will also be donating 20,000 items of winter clothing that families need.


The Big Four grocer announced on Friday, March 4, that they would be donating a £1 million package through their independent charity, the Asda Foundation.

Asda explained in a social media post that the donation is aimed at supporting families who have been forced to flee their homes.

The package includes a donation of £100k from the Asda Foundation for national UK-based refugee support groups, with grants of up to £580k available to support local and grass-roots refugee groups.

A £250k donation to UNICEF will also be provided as a means to help set-up a Blue Dot Centre, which will provide 5,000 children and families with emergency water and hygiene kits.

The supermarket will also send essential supplies including George clothing, nappies, toiletries, period products and food delivered by Asda logistics partners to a site in Poland, where they will then be distributed to those who need them in Ukraine.


The supermarket chain announced on Wednesday, March 2, that they would be donating a £2 million package through its partner charity Comic Relief.

They explained that they would be immediately donating £1.5 million to those who urgently need it, while Nectar points that are donated would be turned into cash donations that reach up to £500,000.

Donations will provide urgent needs like food, water, and medical support as well as long-term needs such as mental health, homelessness, children’s safety and ongoing violence against women and girls.


Tesco announced last week that they would be working with the Red Cross, food banks and other relief organizations to support the people of Ukraine.

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As part of their support, the supermarket has confirmed they will be donating £1 million to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal to help support their work in Ukraine.

They have also been supporting refugees by providing food, water and other emergency relief supplies through its distribution centers in Budapest, Bratislava and Prague.

Calls to Ukraine from Tesco Mobile have also been made free for those who are trying to reach loved ones


The supermarket chain announced on Thursday, March 3, that they would be donating £250,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Appeal.

It will help provide support for those affected by the conflict, providing food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection.


The frozen foods retailer announced that they would be donating £150,000 to the British Red Cross through their Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation.

The donations are aimed at providing support for those who have been displaced by the conflict and those fleeing to neighboring countries.

It will help those affected get food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes and shelter.


Waitrose took to social media on Wednesday, March 2, to announce that they would be making a first donation of £100,000 to the British Red Cross directly in support of their Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

The donation will help provide food, water, medicine, warm clothing and shelter to those affected by the events.

On top of that, the retailer confirmed they will match donations from customers and employees up to £150,000 – which will transfer into urgent support such as food, water, medicine, warm clothing and shelter.

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The popular budget retailer announced on Friday, March 4, that they had made a donation of £100,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.

It aims to help provide the people of Ukraine with essential items that they will need.

Home Bargains also said in the statement that they would be “continuing to offer support to colleagues who have been affected by the events.”

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