We’re delighted to celebrate the great donation that Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses, has made to charities and community groups via FoodCloud. 115 tonnes of fresh food or over 250,000 meals with a value of €345,000 has been donated to charities across Ireland through its two-year partnership with us.
Iseult joined Jennifer Kitson from the Fundraising Department of Dublin Simon Community and Desi Derby, Marketing Director at Musgrave Marketplace to announce the news.
Our Business Development Manager, John Pakenham said:
“Musgrave MarketPlace has really embraced the challenge of tackling food waste and is a great example of a business using our solutions to reduce food surplus in the supply chain and at store level.
“Businesses with large volumes of surplus food like Musgrave Marketplace can learn from this partnership, as we work together to provide nutritious, delicious food to charitable and community groups.”
Desi Derby, Musgrave Marketplace, said: “As a company, we are delighted to be supporting a food redistribution charity that benefits communities and reduces CO2 by rediverting food surplus from landfill.
“Our partnership with FoodCloud means local charities in the communities that we operate in can save on food bills and reduce their running costs. We look forward to continuing our partnership with FoodCloud and working with local charities to provide fresh and nutritious meals to those most in need.”
Speaking about the impact of the partnership, Jennifer Kitson from the Fundraising Department of Dublin Simon Community said: “The Musgrave Marketplace partnership with FoodCloud has been contributing to Simon’s Riversdale House for over two months now.
“Riversdale House is a long-term accommodation service for people with high support needs following years of homelessness. As such, the donated food items are a valuable part of our ‘Food for Simon’ programme, which helps us to reduce the costs of running our services, leaving more money for other essential support services.”
Musgrave MarketPlace established its partnership with us in 2016 and donate surplus food directly to our Hub in Tallaght from its central distribution centre in Blanchardstown, everyday.
Once the food reaches the closest FoodCloud Hub it is counted, uploaded to the FoodCloud IT warehousing system, and then segregated. Each day the FoodCloud Hub team go through all donated goods, contact the charity partners and take orders for delivery or collection.