Kilkenny supermarkets join forces with charity to help the homeless
A number of Kilkenny supermarkets are getting behind an in novative new initiative to assist community groups providing help to the most vulnerable in society as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
From now until this Sunday, September 20, Willie Forde’s EUROSPAR Castlecomer and John McCarthy’s EUROSPAR Kilkenny will be supporting a new charity initiative called ‘Food For Ireland’. The campaign is 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 the group has distributed the equivalent of 2.3 million meals to those most in need.
Forde’s EUROSPAR and McCarthy’s EUROSPAR are asking shoppers to donate much needed non-perishable food, which will then be redistributed directly by FoodCloud to charities across Kilkenny and Ireland.
While shopping in your EUROSPAR Supermarket, shoppers are asked to add non-perishable items such as breakfast cereals, cooking sauces, hot drinks, rice and pasta, tinned soups and beans, which shoppers 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: “These two EUROSPAR Retailers have 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.”