Deliveroo Ireland has announced that, through a national charity partnership, it has donated more than 300,000 meals to people experiencing food insecurity across Ireland.
Thanks to a partnership between Deliveroo Ireland and tech-based food redistribution enterprise FoodCloud, 308,000 meals have been distributed to vulnerable people and families in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway by local charities such as Feed Cork, Empower and Novas Limerick.
‘Healthy And Nutritious Meals’
“It’s been a pleasure to collaborate with Deliveroo Ireland on its ‘Full Life’ campaign, promoting awareness of food insecurity across the country,” said Angela Ruttledge, head of public engagement at FoodCloud.
“By mobilising its customers to donate, Deliveroo Ireland is helping to ensure vulnerable people have access to healthy and nutritious meals.”
The partnership is part of Deliveroo Ireland’s global ‘Full Life’ campaign.
Full Life aims to use Deliveroo’s network of riders, grocers, restaurants and customers for good, to support the local communities in Ireland where it operates.
The partnership, which began in 2022, aims to provide half a million meals for FoodCloud’s network of 650 community and voluntary groups across Ireland by 2024.
“We’re pleased to have achieved the significant milestone of providing more than 308,000 meals for vulnerable people across Ireland,” said Helen Maher, regional director at Deliveroo Ireland.
“We couldn’t have achieved this without the incredible support of our customers, partners and riders.
“Deliveroo’s commitment to supporting Irish charities remains firm, and we will continue to offer our support to local organisations by donating meals and raising funds for groups like Empower and Feed Cork.”
Irish Deliveroo customers have backed the campaign by making donations to FoodCloud when placing orders on the Deliveroo app.
An in-app charity donation option allows customers to add a ‘round-up’ donation to their orders.
This rounds up an order total to the nearest euro, with all proceeds going to FoodCloud.
For every €1 raised, 3.2 meals are provided to people facing food insecurity.