BWG Foods has today revealed that it has donated over 100 tonnes of food since partnering with FoodCloud in 2017, providing over 215,000 meals for people in need across Ireland.
“Minimising food waste is something that we in BWG Foods are very passionate about and organisations like FoodCloud are to be commended for providing solutions that allow businesses like ours to reduce our environmental impact, while also importantly giving back to the communities that we serve across Ireland,” said Willie O’Byrne, Managing Director, BWG Foods,
The annual BWG Foods Trade Show, which is the largest food industry event of its kind in Ireland providing a key platform for the business to donate food, took place yesterday at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin and saw three tonnes of surplus food redistributed to worthy local charities such as Meals on Wheels, After Schools Clubs and Homeless Shelters.
'This equates to the equivalent of more than 6,000 meals redistributed to charities from the one day event,' food wholesalers and retailers said in a statement.
“We always look forward to the BWG Foods Trade Show as it provides us with a significant quantity of high quality food for distribution to our charity partners across Ireland while also offering us a unique opportunity to engage with key stakeholders across the grocery industry around how they can help to reduce food waste while supporting those in need.” Aoibheann O’Sullivan, CEO, FoodCloud said after the event.
“FoodCloud would not be possible without partners such as BWG Foods who have fully embraced the work we do and have, in such a short period of time, helped to make a hugely significant impact through their donations that now exceed 100 tonnes of food.”
Charities such as Little Flower Penny Dinners in Dublin, SVP St. Fiacras Conference in Cork and SVP Laurel Lodge Hostel in Co. Clare are among those who received deliveries from FoodCloud on behalf of BWG Foods following last year’s Trade Show event.
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