FoodCloud meals help up to 40 families

UP TO 40 families are benefitting from FoodCloud meals each week, according to Independent Councillor Francis Timmons.

Cllr Timmons, who organises Clondalkin Helping Homeless, says the group give out FoodCloud meals to 40 families and people in need “thanks to food from Tesco’s Clondalkin and Tesco’s in Liffey Valley each week.”


“The FoodCloud we have given out since the FoodCloud app started, is the equivalent of 37,340 meals, and has helped dozens of local families who struggle long-term or have short-term needs,” he said.

Timmons has also called for people to contact him regarding food donations and back-to-school supplies.

“Lots of families struggle at this time of year with additional back-to-school expenses, so any help, like copies, stationary and other school items, would be great. We also accept in-date food, and continue to give out sleeping bags and tents to homeless people.”

Tallaght-based FoodCloud is growing at an exponential rate, with an income of just over €2.1 million last year, compared to just over €1.3 million in 2017.

The not-for-profit group, founded by Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward, rescue large volumes of surplus food from businesses and redistribute them to charities.

FoodCloud is expanding in Australia, the Czech Republic and Poland this year, and have further plans for expansion.

In Ireland FoodCloud has distribution hubs in Dublin, Cork and Galway, where surplus food is stored, and from which charities can make an order for delivery or collection.

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