Tesco Ireland has revealed it has donated 150,000 meals (or 70 tonnes of food) to charities across the country since the launch of its partnership with FoodCloud.
The milestone comes as the initiative reaches the quarter-way mark in its national roll out to all Tesco stores in Ireland. The partnership sees all surplus food from stores redistributed to charities and community groups through the use of the FoodCloud app. Since its launch, over 129 charities and community groups have registered at foodcloud.ie and are benefiting from the service on a daily basis.
Iseult Ward, co-founder of FoodCloud commented, “In Ireland, we waste 1 million tonnes of food annually and this partnership with Tesco is bringing us closer to our vision for an Ireland where no good food goes to waste”.
Maria Jackson of KARE Social Services, one of the charities registered in the scheme, said, “KARE’s partnership with Foodcloud and Tesco has allowed us to reduce costs and introduce more variety to our meals. Those receiving a meal have the added benefit of a surprise element due to the added variety of healthy food produce whose cost would normally be prohibitive.”
Pictured are Aoibheann O'Brien and Iseult Ward, founders of FoodCloud.
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