FoodCloud Charities across the Republic of Ireland report 70% increase in demand for supply of food. EUROSPAR among other leading retailers are coming together to support a new food initiative by FoodCloud called ‘Food For Ireland’, to help meet the unprecedented demand on FoodCloud’s services from charities and communities across Ireland affected by Covid-19.
FoodCloud has experienced a doubling in demand for its food redistribution services in recent months. Between March and June this year, 968 tonnes of food, equating to 2.3 million meals, were distributed through retail partners and FoodCloud’s three hubs. In an unprecedented move for the environmental charity, who have been working with the food industry to redistribute their surplus or excess food across Ireland since 2013, FoodCloud are now working closely with their retail partners to bridge an increasing gap in supply to those most vulnerable within communities across Ireland as highlighted in FoodCloud’s most recent Covid-19 charity survey.
Despite the generosity of FoodCloud’s supporters and partners, they are struggling to meet the growing demand. That is why, from September 17th to 20th, all EUROSPAR Supermarkets are supporting this food initiative by FoodCloud called ‘Food For Ireland’ to help meet this unprecedented demand and help bridge an increasing gap in supply to those most vulnerable within communities across Ireland.
The ambition of this appeal is to ensure that no-one goes hungry during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially the hundreds and thousands of vulnerable families and people in communities across our Island. We can all do our bit to alleviate the pain and suffering of those in our communities and EUROSPAR is proud to be a part of this initiative. Across the four days, 17th to 20th of September we are asking shoppers to donate much needed non-perishable food, in EUROSPAR Supermarkets. The food items that are needed most include: breakfast cereals, cooking sauces, hot drinks, rice and pasta, tinned soups and beans and tinned fruits including tomatoes.
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