More than 56,000 meals made up of surplus food from Tesco stores in Limerick have been donated to local charities across the county since the roll-out of its FoodCloud partnership last July.
A variety of Limerick-based charities are receiving food donations from their local Tesco store on a weekly basis to help support their community causes which includes helping the homeless, meals on wheels delivery services or weekly socialising dinners for the elderly.
“Finding a solution where the benefits are twofold for both the community and the business has been a significant step forward in the way we as retailers can and should do business. We want to encourage our customers to do the same and take a look at how small changes in their own home can benefit their families as well as a global issue,” he said.
Echoing the average waste per Irish household, refrigerated goods (23.1%) and fresh fruit & vegetables (17%) top the list in terms of surplus food, delivering the highest levels of waste across Tesco stores last year. Through the use of the FoodCloud App, Tesco can now ensure that this food goes to the communities and people that need it most across the county.