Local charities and groups across Tipperary have received almost 185,000 meals to date from Tesco Ireland through their surplus food donations programme run in partnership with Irish social enterprise, FoodCloud. A wide range of Tipperary based organisations including Cashel Social Services, Clonmel Soup Kitchen and St. Vincent de Paul Roscrea have benefited from the redistribution of 185,000 meals of surplus food from Tesco stores across Tipperary since 2014.
Speaking about the initiative, Julie O’Brien, Area Community Champion for Tesco in Tipperary said: “My day to day role involves working with the charities and FoodCloud to ensure our partners are receiving food which works for them. I have seen the impact that this initiative has on these organisations and I am delighted to play a role. I would encourage any charity to get involved in FoodCloud”.
Nationally, Tesco’s innovative surplus food donations programme has redistributed over two million meals to 195 charities since its launch in July 2014 equating to over 20,000 meals distributed to charities and groups every week.