Waterford supermarket joins forces with charity to help homeless
A Waterford supermarket is getting behind an initiative aimed at assisting community groups providing help to the most vulnerable in society as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
From tomorrow until this Sunday, September 20, Mooney’s Eurospar in Dungarvan will be supporting a new charity initiative called ‘Food For Ireland’. The campaign has been organised by the charity FoodCloud, which works with businesses and retailers to redistribute surplus food.
FoodCloud has reported a 70% increase in demand for the supply of food since March. In that time they have distributed the equivalent of 2.3 million meals to those most in need.
Eurospar Abbeyside will be asking shoppers to donate much needed non-perishable food, which will then be redistributed directly by FoodCloud to charities across Waterford and Ireland.
While shopping in your EUROSPAR Supermarket, customers are asked to add non-perishable items such as breakfast cereals, cooking sauces, hot drinks, rice and pasta, tinned soups and beans, which they can pay for in the normal way and then donate whatever they wish by placing it in the receptacle designated for the ‘Food For Ireland’ appeal.
EUROSPAR Managing Director Malachy Hanberry said: “EUROSPAR Abbeyside 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.”