FoodCloud’s €110,000 investment boost

FOODCLOUD received a big boost this week with Nestle Ireland announcing an investment of €110,000 to go towards the social enterprise which is located on Broomhill Road.

The investment is being made on behalf of Nestlé’s 850 employees in Ireland, from one family to another.

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Nestlé will work with FoodCloud, the Irish social enterprise with 700+ charities and community partners to redistribute surplus food to families in need.

FoodCloud has seen an exponential rise in the demand for its services following the Covid-19 lockdown and the demand is expected to grow with the planned scale-back of government Covid-19 financial supports in August.

The funding will be used to improve access to food that specifically meets the nutritional needs of families and children, that FoodCloud’s current surplus supply cannot always meet.

Iseult Ward, Co-Founder and CEO, FoodCloud said: “Since April, FoodCloud have redistributed record volumes of food to charities all over Ireland.

Whilst this represents a huge achievement for our own teams, it also demonstrates the reality of the growing demand for food in communities, which we are increasingly unable to meet with our current surplus supply.

Our network of community partners have indicated that demand for their services is expected to grow, citing the planned scale-back of pandemic financial as a key concern.

“FoodCloud is very grateful for this generous support from Nestlé which will enable us to work with our community partners to improve access to food that specifically meets the nutritional needs of the families and children they support during this critical time,” Ms Ward stated.

The announcement with FoodCloud is part of Nestlé UK & Ireland’s ambition to 8,000 families who might otherwise go hungry during the school summer holidays, as the company announces a €1.1 million (£1 million stg) investment to work with social enterprises Community Shop and FoodCloud.

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