Dublin food charities get 230,000 meals delivered by Deliveroo and FoodCloud

by Gazette Reporter
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A  unique partnership between Deliveroo Ireland and the charity FoodCloud will deliver up to a quarter of a million meals which have been donated to people in Dublin experiencing food insecurity.

The 230,000 meals have been distributed to vulnerable people and families in Dublin by local charities such as Empower, thanks to a partnership between Deliveroo Ireland and tech based food redistribution enterprise FoodCloud. 

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. The partnership is part of Deliveroo Ireland’s global Full Life campaign. Full Life aims to use Deliveroo’s unique network of riders, grocers, restaurants, and customers for good and support the local communities in Ireland where it operates.

Deliveroo’s Ireland team has revealed that through support from Dublin customers, a total of 236,383 meals have been donated to charities which help people that face food insecurity. 

Dublin 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.

One of the charities being supported by the Deliveroo Ireland and FoodCloud partnership is Empower.

Empower aims to positively change disadvantaged communities in Dublin by supporting individuals to financial independence through jobs, training and education and helps local groups implement anti-poverty and social inclusion projects. 

The Deliveroo Ireland and FoodCloud teams recently visited Empower headquarters to learn more about the work being done locally by its staff and volunteers. 

Speaking on the partnership, Helen Maher, Regional Director, Deliveroo Ireland, said: “We’re pleased to have achieved the significant milestone of providing more than 230,000 meals for vulnerable people across Dublin. 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.”

Angela Ruttledge, Head of Public Engagement at FoodCloud added: “It’s been a pleasure to collaborate with Deliveroo Ireland on its Full Life Campaign, promoting awareness of food insecurity across the country. By mobilising its customers to donate, Deliveroo Ireland is helping to ensure vulnerable people have access to healthy and nutritious meals.” 

Louise Stewart from Empower said: “The partnership between Deliveroo Ireland and FoodCloud has been a welcome addition for everyone here at Empower. The meals that we’ve received through this programme have been a lifeline to many people in our community.”

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