FoodCloud has so far this year redistributed the equivalent of over 5.1 million meals to charities and community groups in Ireland and the UK using their technology platform and redistribution network. This means 13,492,713 kg of food has been saved from going to waste – the equivalent weight of 20 houses leading to a carbon saving of 43,176,681 kg of CO2 – or the equivalent of 4,662 homes’ energy use for one year.
This environmental gain also delivers an important social impact – FoodCloud and FoodCloud Hubs now employ 47 employees, three workers on the Community Employment programme and nine on the TÚS Community Work placement initiative.
These impacts have been achieved through engaging 3,196 retail stores in Ireland and the UK with FoodCloud technology weekly, helping over 7,800 charities. There are almost 2,500 individual food donations every day. This is set to grow with Waitrose using FoodCloud technology in 300 of their full size stores by the end of 2018 as part of its participation in the FareShare Go programme.
Finally, you may have seen FoodCloud Hubs featured on GIY Ireland’s GROW COOK EAT TV programme – if not, you can watch the episode online here and watch FoodCloud’s appearance here.