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Food Cloud has the feel-good factor

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 10:50am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
Food Cloud has the feel-good factor

Alan Gannon and Mariusz Zietek at the Food Cloud hub in Oranmore.

Food Cloud has the feel-good factor

Alan Gannon and Mariusz Zietek at the Food Cloud hub in Oranmore.

WE’RE all guilty of wasting food. Not using leftovers, cooking too much and buying more than we need.

While Irish householders are guilty of throwing out €700 worth of food every year, nationally an astounding one million tonnes of food is thrown out by consumers and businesses every year – much of it perfectly good.

Stopping a food item or ingredient from becoming a potential waste item is what the social enterprise Food Cloud is all about. The not-for-profit organisation has successfully rerouted thousands of tonnes of food that would otherwise be heading for landfill to charities who put it to exceptionally good use within their communities.

The West of Ireland Food Cloud Hub has been operating in Oranmore for about three years and in that short time has redistributed more than 400 tonnes of food to over 50 charities.

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