Nestlé Ireland has announced that it has donated €110,000 to FoodCloud.
The food giant said that the funding will be used to improve access to food that specifically meets the nutritional needs of families and children that FoodCloud's current surplus supply cannot always meet.
Nestlé work with FoodCloud, the Irish social enterprise with over 700 charities and community partners, to redistribute surplus food to families in need.
“Access to food is an urgent problem made worse by this global pandemic," said Andrew Shaw, country manager Nestlé Ireland.
"FoodCloud has reported that 68% of their charity partners believe that demand will increase as the Covid-19 payments are reduced. On behalf of our employees in Ireland, we will be helping low-income families access the balance of food they need over the coming weeks," he added.
'Rise In the Demand'
FoodCloud said that it has seen an exponential rise in the demand for its services following the Covid-19 lockdown and the demand is expected to grow with the planned scale-back of government Covid-19 financial supports in August.
“Since April, FoodCloud have redistributed record volumes of food to charities all over Ireland," said Iseult Ward, Co-Founder and CEO, FoodCloud.
"Whilst this represents a huge achievement for our own teams, it also demonstrates the reality of the growing demand for food in communities, which we are increasingly unable to meet with our current surplus supply," she added.
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