Covid-19 has been a challenge for us all, but for many it has left them unsure of where their next meal is coming from. Food insecurity has become a terrifying reality for so many in our communities.
As a response to the unprecedented demand for our food redistribution services in recent months, four of Ireland’s leading retailers – Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and EUROSPAR – have come together to support a new food initiative by FoodCloud called ‘Food For Ireland’ to help bridge an increasing gap in supply to those most vulnerable within communities affected by Covid-19.
What is Food For Ireland?
The participating retailers will host the first ever national food appeal in over 400 stores across Ireland from 17th – 20th September in a bid to meet the target of 280,000 meals which is the immediate need. In addition to the in-store collections, all retailers have committed to reach out to their supply chains to support FoodCloud access more food.
Across the four days, shoppers can donate much needed non-perishable food which will then be collected and backhauled to our three Hubs in Cork, Galway and Dublin for sorting. From there it will be redistributed to community organisations who have highlighted a shortage.
Show your Support:
The more awareness we have amongst citizens for this campaign, the more impact we can have in supporting our communities through food. If you would like to show your support please like and share our social media activity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram from today.
Food For Ireland is something we can all be part of, something you can do to make life a little easier for someone else.
All the best and thank you for your support.