Bringing people across Ireland together to make real change
What happens after a Feeding the 5000 is as important as the day itself. Our events bring groups together and create the space for new initiatives to form. After the Feeding the 5,000 Dublin event, two groups—Food Cloud and Bia Foodbank—came together under one brand, FoodCloud Hubs.
“This is one of the very positive outcomes of the Dublin Feeding the 5000 event. That was the first time we all worked together as a group and through this we realised our shared commitment and passion for solving the problem of food waste in Ireland. Everyone involved continued to work together to establish FoodCloud and FoodCloud Hubs, and by bringing them together, we believe both organisations have so much more potential to address the problem of food waste in Ireland.” Iseult Ward, FoodCloud CEO.
FoodCloud have also started to set up a gleaning initiative in Ireland and we have provided help along the way. Urban harvesting has also taken root in Ireland by Falling Fruit.
The food waste movement has spread across Ireland. Students at University College Cork organised a Feeding the 500 event in 2013. This was followed by ‘Feed the City’ in 2014, this event served 5000 portions of vegetable curry from surplus food and launched the Cork Food Policy Council.