Deliveroo Ireland has announced that it has donated more than 300,000 meals to people experiencing food insecurity across Ireland through a national charity partnership.
308,000 meals have been distributed to vulnerable people and families in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway by local charities such as Feed Cork, Empower and Novas Limerick 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 Irish customers, a total of 308,732 meals have been donated to charities which help people that face food insecurity.
Irish 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.
Two of the charities that are supported by Deliveroo Ireland’s Full Life campaign are Feed Cork and Empower in Dublin.
Feed Cork is the humanitarian department of Cork Church. It partners with community organisations and businesses to help fight food insecurity locally by providing a three-day supply of nutritional food for individuals and families that need this support.
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’s headquarters to learn more about the work being done locally by its staff and volunteers.
Speaking at the visit, Helen Maher, Regional Director, Deliveroo Ireland, said:
“We’re pleased to have achieved the significant milestone of providing more than 308,000 meals for vulnerable people across Ireland. 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 and Feed Cork.”
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.”