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Globally, 1.3bn tonnes of food is wasted annually while 1 in 7 people do not have enough to eat. In Ireland, 1m tonnes of food is wasted annually and 1 in 8 people are affected by food poverty.
FoodCloud is a social enterprise, established by Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward in 2013, that enables the food industry to donate their surplus food to charities. In 4 years, FoodCloud has grown to have over 3,200 retail stores across the UK and Ireland, including Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose, donating surplus food through its software platform. In 2016, FoodCloud Hubs launched, with warehouses in Dublin, Galway and Cork, this solution allows large quantities of surplus food to be stored and distributed to charities across Ireland. Ireland now has a solution for surplus food redistribution at each stage of the food supply chain.
The equivalent of 1.2m meals or €1.5m in savings to charities is being donated through the platform and the Hubs every month.
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Co-founder & CEO, FoodCloud
Iseult is co-founder and CEO of the award winning social enterprise FoodCloud. FoodCloud enables the redistribution of surplus food from the food industry to the charity sector through two solutions. They have grown to have a team of 44 based in Dublin, Galway, Cork and London. In 2017, Iseult was included on Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs European list, received a Humanitarian Award from the Muhammad Ali Centre in Kentucky, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Special Achievement Award and Image Business Woman of the Year.
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