Tesco Ireland has partnered with Bia Food Initiative (BiaFi), to support the development of Ireland’s first large-scale food redistribution centre which is based in Little Island Co. Cork. Tesco, which already has a national partnership with FoodCloud to redistribute all surplus food from stores, is the first retailer in Ireland to partner with BiaFi.
The deal will see Tesco provide the charity with valuable operational expertise and financial support to ensure BiaFi is set up using first-class distribution systems and practices to operate safely and efficiently.
Ciaran Foley, Retail Support Director, Tesco Ireland said, "Tesco runs the country's largest distribution network with over 250 deliveries per day to our 146 stores nationwide and we are delighted to be able to share this expertise with BiaFi to ensure that the organisation has the systems and capabilities to deliver on its objectives as Ireland's first national food redistribution centre.”
BiaFi, the first charity of its kind in Ireland, enables the movement of large-scale surplus food from food-related businesses to local charities to help tackle food poverty. BiaFi expects to redistribute up to 3,000 tonnes of surplus food annually to charities in the greater Munster region.
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