FoodCloud was awarded the prize of "Charity of the Year" at Charities Institute Ireland's (CII) Charity Excellence Awards 2022, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance.
FoodCloud redistributes meals to its network of community groups and charity partners across Ireland and the UK.
Commenting on the award, Iseult Ward, CEO and co-founder, FoodCloud, said, "We are honoured to have received this year's 'Charity of the Year' award from the Charities Institute Ireland. This is a huge accomplishment, after a challenging two years where we saw a massive increase in demand for our services to provide surplus food to charities, and a true testament to all the work our team and partners have done in coming together in support of local communities. This recognition is more important than ever as we meet further challenges in the coming winter months, with the rising cost of living and climate crisis."
Speaking about the awards, David Lane, managing director at Ecclesiastical Insurance, said, "At Ecclesiastical Insurance, we have a long history of fostering community and supporting causes, so it is really important for us to be part of the Charity Excellence Awards this year. We are delighted to be able to acknowledge the strong presence and sense of charity in Irish society and the action that is behind it all. And we are proud to be giving back to those who give so much to our society. The Charity Excellence Awards is an opportunity to create awareness of the great work the charity sector is doing and how we can contribute towards building a better society. It was great to see such an amazing group of people coming together to celebrate those giving back to the community, and I am delighted to see FoodCloud receive 'Charity of the Year', it is well deserved."
Áine Myler, chief executive officer at Charities Institute Ireland, said, "We are thrilled to partner with our sponsor Ecclesiastical for the 2022 Charity Excellence Awards. The awards offer an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work being done by charities in Ireland, and we are so pleased to be able to recognise and celebrate these achievements. All of the charities nominated in each of the categories worked tirelessly day in, day out to enrich and improve the lives of so many and make a huge difference to thousands of lives."
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