We are partnering with FoodCloud to roll out a national programme, tackling food waste and providing meals for people in communities all over Ireland and Northern Ireland by donating food from our stores and warehouses.
Globally, 1.3 billion tonnes of food fit for human consumption is wasted annually, that equates of 30% of all food produced. FoodCloud connects our stores with local charities to collect surplus food used to prepare meals for those in need. Our partner charities, from breakfast clubs to homeless hostels to family support services, benefit through making savings on food costs. This allows them to relocate much needed funding towards their core service and support their underlying mission.
To date, we have donated over 260,000 meals to charities all over the country and by 2020 our goal is to donate surplus food to Irish and Northern Irish charities equating to over 1 million meals.