In 2018, AIB began a €1.8m, three-year partnership with FoodCloud. This support has been transformation for FoodCloud and in just two years, FoodCloud has redistributed an additional 50 million meals with AIB’s support.
AIB teams have a huge impact on the day-to-day running of our Hubs, from sorting and packing surplus food orders, helping to hand deliver food to the doors of charities and community groups and fulfilling orders for FEAD.
AIB volunteers have had such a significant impact so far and we’re proud to see the ripple effect of their kindness in communities around the country. Donating their time to FoodCloud allows us to reach even more individuals and save even more food from going to waste.
Before AIB volunteers started helping with our FEAD orders we were only able to process about five orders per week. With the enthusiasm and energy the volunteers bring, we’re now able to fulfill up to 20 orders per week – almost a 300% increase. They are a vital part of our operational success.
– Rosie, FoodCloud Volunteer Coordinator.
A transformative impact
AIB Impact January 2018- February 2020
AIB Sustainability Report
We're so proud to have been featured within the AIB 2019 Sustainability Report. More than 1,000 AIB volunteers have contributed over 6,500 hours of their time across our three Hubs in Dublin, Cork and Galway, which has had an incredible impact on the amount of food we are able to redistribute and the Community Groups we're able to support.
A huge thank you to AIB, who committed to investing €500,000 per annum in FoodCloud for three years, in addition to directly investing €100,000 into FoodCloud volunteer programme. AIB’s funding has been further supported by financial and non-financial supports to the value of €330,000 per annum for three years from Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s new Growth Fund, which was established by the Department of Rural and Community Development from the Dormant Accounts Fund.