M&S has kickstarted its new community platform Neighbourly Community fund with an immediate investment of €50,000.
In addition to this, M&S stores are continuing to redistribute all surplus food to the Neighbourly network across Ireland, via the Neighbourly platform.
The retailer is due to launch an app to make it easier for its staff to connect surplus product with the right local charity in Ireland.
M&S has been working closely with Neighbourly, it’s long-standing partner for over five years, throughout this difficult period – listening to what the community needs are as the situation changes and evolves.
"It’s great to work with organisations like Neighbourly who connect our stores to the local community so we can support through things like product donations and fundraising," said Ken Scully, M&S Ireland country manager.
The Neighbourly Community Fund will help mobilise local charities and organisations across Ireland to support the most vulnerable members of our community."
To date, ten grants have been issued to key charities and organisations who have availed of funds through Neighbourly, supported by the M&S donation including The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Cork Cancer Care Centre, We Care LK Food Bank, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Leitrim International Community Group and Little Blue Heroes.
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