Musgrave MarketPlace, has announced that since it established its partnership with FoodCloud in 2016, it has donated over 550,000 meals to charities in Ireland.
The wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses across Ireland explained in a statement that this donation equates to 250 tonnes of food and a saving of €750,000 to Irish charities.
"Through our partnership with FoodCloud we have helped provide quality, fresh produce to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities," said Catherine Lambe, human resources director at Musgrave Marketplace.
Through its food donations, that would otherwise have been diverted to landfill, Musgrave Marketplace has prevented over 800,000 kilos of CO2 emissions from entering the earth’s atmosphere and damaging the environment, the group explained.
"Rediverting our food surplus to FoodCloud has not only helped local charities but it has also reduced our C02 landfill by 800,000 kilos."
Musgrave MarketPlace now donates from its Central Distribution Centre in Blanchardstown as well as its seven branches nationwide.
FoodCloud the social enterprise that connects businesses with surplus food to charities in their local communities via a software platform, allowing them to donate food easily, directly to charities that need it.
Since FoodCloud was established in 2013 with one store in Dublin city it has grown to enable businesses across the UK and Ireland to donate their fresh, surplus food to people in need now donated over half a million meals to local charities.
According to Aoibheann O'Brien, co-founder at FoodCloud, since its inception it, "has now donated over half a million meals to local charities."
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