Musgrave Donates 1.5M Meals

Musgrave MarketPlace has reported that, since 2016, it has donated over 1.5 million meals to 200 local charities and community groups in Ireland through its partnership with FoodCloud. This donation equates to over 630 tonnes of food and a saving of €1.89 million to Irish charities.

FoodCloud is a social enterprise that connects businesses with surplus food to charities in their local communities, allowing them to donate food easily and directly to those that need it.

Through its food donations, which may have otherwise been wasted, Musgrave MarketPlace has prevented over 2000 tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions from entering the earth’s atmosphere and damaging the environment.

Desi Derby, marketing director at Musgrave MarketPlace, said:

"At Musgrave MarketPlace, we are committed to doing everything possible to build a more sustainable future, and our partnership with FoodCloud is a key focus for the business. We are extremely proud that our donations have benefitted over 200 amazing charities all over Ireland and provide support to those most vulnerable in our communities."

More than 75,000 tonnes of food is wasted in retail and distribution in Ireland every year, which equates to 10% of Ireland’s total food waste. FoodCloud helps rescue food surplus and redistribute it among charities and community groups.

Pictured are: Adrian Young, head of Irish partnerships, FoodCloud; Desi Derby, marketing director, Musgrave MarketPlace; and Sami Seretan, manager, Feed Dublin.