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Tuesday, 15th September 2020

Europspar supporting Food for Ireland initiative

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Eurospar staff promoting the FoodCloud ‘Food for Ireland’ food collection which takes place from Thursday to Sunday of this week. They are (from left): Aaron Murray, Anthony Kent and Dean Mohan.

Later this week, from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th September, Derek Moran’s EUROSPAR in Bredin Street, Drogheda will be supporting a new charity initiative aimed at vulnerable households many of whom are experiencing food shortages during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The FoodCloud charity works with businesses and retailers to redistribute surplus food to those who need it most and the current reality is that the Covid-19 pandemic has upended the lives of the most vulnerable in society, with FoodCloud reporting a 70% increase in demand for its services since March.

In that time, FoodCloud have distributed the equivalent of 2.3 million meals to those most in need through its ‘Food for Ireland’, initiative 

Despite the generosity of their supporters and partners, FoodCloud is struggling to meet the growing demand so EUROSPAR Drogheda are helping out by asking their shoppers to donate much needed non-perishable food, which will then be redistributed directly by FoodCloud to charities across Louth and Ireland.

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They want to ensure that no-one goes hungry during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially the hundreds and thousands of vulnerable families and people in communities across our Island. We can all do our bit to alleviate the pain and suffering of those in our communities and the EUROSPAR Drogheda is proud to be a part of this initiative.

While shopping in EUROSPAR Supermarket, shoppers are asked to add non-perishable items such as breakfast cereals, cooking sauces, hot drinks, rice and pasta, tinned soups and beans, and tinned fruits including tomatoes to their trolley.

Shoppers will then pay for their groceries in the normal way and then donate whatever they wish by placing it in the trolley or receptacle designated for the ‘Food For Ireland’ appeal.

EUROSPAR Managing Director Malachy Hanberry, said: “Derek has a long tradition of supporting charities and those most vulnerable in our society. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis they have been providing their shoppers and local communities with a safe and healthy shopping environment and their support of this initiative is another example of their commitment to the communities they serve.”

FoodCloud CEO Iseult Ward said: “No-one should go hungry during the Covid-19 pandemic; however, the reality is there are hundreds and thousands of vulnerable families and people in communities across our Island who cannot get access to food. “This initiative shows how business can be at the forefront of leading social change providing a lifeline to those who need food the most.”

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