33% of all food produced worldwide is wasted. FoodCloud was the brainchild of two young students from Trinity College Dublin – Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward. The initial idea was disarmingly simple – use an app to connect those with surplus food with those who need it.
The FoodCloud app allows supermarkets to quickly notify local charities of any surplus food they have that is good to eat. FoodCloud’s warehouses allow them to collect larger quantities of surplus food, store it and distribute appropriate amounts to charities.
To date, FoodCloud has enabled the redistribution of food equivalent to 75 million meals. Their big idea has been recognised internationally has scaled across Ireland and the UK.