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Technology Helps Irish Organization Distribute Surplus Food To The Needy

January 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
An Irish tech entrepreneur who is passionate about food waste developed a smartphone app and organization that links businesses that have surplus food with charities that will then redistribute it to the needy. Restaurants and grocery stores can upload the details of their donation on the Foodcloud.net app, which then sends a text message to organizations telling them where to pick up the food. Foodcloud has distributed almost 1.5 million meals since it was created, and is now facilitating distribution of a ton of food daily. In 2014, the FoodCloud partnered with Tesco to give all surplus food from its 146 stores to charities across Ireland.
Kelly O'Brien, "Irish entrepreneur's app solves waste of food by redistributing it to those most in need", Irish Examiner, January 08, 2016, © Irish Examiner Ltd
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