The FoodCloud Community
We are proud to work with more than 9,500 Community Groups across Ireland and the UK.
Below, you'll hear from two Community Groups about what it means to work with FoodCloud.
During his opening address at the EPA Food Waste Forum, where the films had their first viewing, Richard Bruton, TD, Minister of Communications, Climate Action & Environment said:
“Over 1 million tonnes of food are wasted every year in Ireland. About 70 per cent of this comes from industry costing Irish business over €2 billion annually. As part of the Climate Action Plan, we have committed to halving food waste by 2030. Delivering on this ambition will require a collaborative effort from government, enterprise, the EPA and pioneers such as FoodCloud who are leading the change in this area.”
Speaking about the importance of the initiative, FoodCloud Co-Founder, Aoibheann O’Brien, said:
“Although food donations may be only a small percentage of a business’ overall products, it is still hugely significant for the charity sector. The initiative showcases how national and international businesses are working alongside their local charities, creating global action at a local level and we hope that we can inspire all players to get involved. We are delighted that our partners are supporting FoodCloud in calling on other food businesses to join us on the journey towards Ireland becoming a leader in the fight against food waste, towards SDG 12.3”.
Tim Ryan, Senior Operations Manager, Cheeverstown House said:
“We could have the equivalent of two full time posts, created out of the savings that we have made over the last couple of years with FoodCloud, which is a huge saving.”
Mary Frances Rochford, Programme Manager in the Environmental Protection Agency said:
“Preventing food waste is a way that we can all respond to climate change and so is a priority area for the National Waste Prevention Programme. These webfilms, produced as part of an EPA funded project, showcase the role of food redistribution in avoiding wasteful disposal of good-quality food.”