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Musgrave MarketPlace Surpasses 1.5m Meals Donated Through FoodCloud

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Musgrave MarketPlace Surpasses 1.5m Meals Donated Through FoodCloud

Musgrave MarketPlace has announced that it has donated over 1.5 million meals across Ireland since 2016 through its partnership with FoodCloud.

This donation equates to over 630 tonnes of food and a saving of €1.89 million to Irish charities.

FoodCloud is a social enterprise that connects businesses with surplus food to charities in their local areas.

This allows them to donate food easily and directly to those who need it, rather than letting it go to waste.

Through its food donations, Musgrave MarketPlace has prevented over 2000 tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions from entering the earth’s atmosphere.


The news comes ahead of Earth Day, taking place on Monday 22 April.

‘Doing Everything Possible’

Speaking about the milestone, the marketing director at Musgrave MarketPlace Desi Derby said, “At Musgrave MarketPlace, we are committed to doing everything possible to build a more sustainable future and our partnership with FoodCloud is a key focus for the business.

“We are extremely proud that our donations have benefitted over 200 amazing charities all over Ireland and provide support to those most vulnerable in our communities.”

The manager at Feed Dublin – one of the charities that benefits from the programme – Sam Seretan said, “Feed Dublin helps bridge the gap for individuals and families that struggle between meeting pressing financial needs and providing nutritious food for themselves and their families.

“The support we receive from Musgrave MarketPlace and FoodCloud helps us to achieve this goal.


“We look forward to a continued partnership with Musgrave MarketPlace and FoodCloud for many years to come.”

‘A Very Real Difference’

Adrian Young, the head of Irish partnerships, FoodCloud added, “FoodCloud is extremely grateful for the ongoing support and dedication from all in Musgrave MarketPlace to reduce food waste and to ensure that perfectly good food makes its way to those who need it.

“Reaching the milestone of 1.5 million meals equivalent donated to community organisations across Ireland since 2016, Musgrave MarketPlace can be assured they are making a very real difference to the lives of many people at a time when they need it most.

“FoodCloud is delighted to work with Musgrave MarketPlace and we look forward to continuing and developing our relationship long into the future,” he said.

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