1 in 10 people in Ireland suffer from food poverty. This is an astounding figure when you consider that 30% of food goes to waste every single day.
In an effort to tackle food poverty while supporting our local communities, we partnered with FoodCloud to develop our food redistribution programme. Through our partnership, we have built a network of more than 320 charity and community groups, from disability support services to afterschool clubs to homeless charities, which we support with regular food donations from our stores and warehouses. Not only do our donations enable our partnered charity and community groups to provide their members with nutritious meals, they also benefit from substantial savings on food costs which they can reallocate back into their core services.
To date, we have donated more than 615 tonnes of surplus food which otherwise would have gone to waste. This is the equivalent of over 1.3 million meals saving our partnered charity and community groups a combined total of over €1.8 million.
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