Wholesaler Musgrave Marketplace has achieved the milestone of donating €1 million worth of food to FoodCloud, for distribution to various Irish charities.
Musgrave has been working with FoodCloud since 2016, during which time it has donated some 334 tonnes of food, equating to around 795,000 meals.
At the same time, by donating the food to charities rather than to landfill, the group estimates that it has prevented more than a million kilos worth of CO2 from entering the earth's atmosphere.
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"Whilst these unprecedented times remain difficult for us all, the charity sector has been hit particularly hard with the loss of many avenues for fundraising," commented Michael McCormack, managing director at Musgrave MarketPlace.
"Through this partnership, we have helped provide quality, fresh produce to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Rediverting our food surplus to FoodCloud has also reduced our CO2-eq to landfill by one million kilos in line with our sustainability commitments. We look forward to continuing our partnership with FoodCloud.”
Musgrave MarketPlace donates surplus food from its seven branches nationwide directly to Irish charities through the FoodCloud app.
Aoibheann O’Brien, partnerships director at FoodCloud, added that Musgrave Marketplace is an "excellent example of an organisation that has expanded its operation with us over the years".
Pictured are Musgrave MarketPlace staff members Michael Penkert, Peter Homa, Patricia Hattersley and Dessie Kehoe at the group's Waterford branch.
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