Tipperary-based Remar Recovery Home receives donation from Aldi Ireland

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Pictured (L to R) is: FoodCloud co-founder and CEO FoodCloud Hubs Aoibheann O’Brien, FoodCloud co-founder and CEO Iseult Ward and Finbar McCarthy, Aldi’s Group Buying Director

Remar Recovery Home has been nominated by FoodCloud to receive a €500 donation from Aldi to help the charity support its core services this Christmas. Remar Recovery Home was selected by FoodCloud to receive the Aldi donation in recognition of the essential services it provides during the Christmas season.

Remar Recovery Home is one of several charities and community organisations in Tipperary that receives regular surplus consumable food donations from their local Aldi stores through FoodCloud, the not-for-profit social enterprise founded by Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien.

Remar are a Christian recovery home trying to help people in need including the homeless, people who suffer from addictions and other social complex ills. They offer help, advice, counselling and accommodation free of charge for everyone no matter what their background is, race or religion all are very welcome.

To support their charity work they sell new and pre-loved furniture from their charity shop which is located in Littleton. Their Rehab Centre is based in the countryside of Coalbrook in the parish of Ballingarry. See their Facebook page for more details or to make contact.

Aldi has donated over 1,000,000 meals to charities through FoodCloud since the partnership began in 2014, providing over 510 tonnes of consumable food to some 260 local charities. This equates to a saving of over €1.5 million for the charity partners involved.

Commenting, Finbar McCarthy, Aldi’s Group Buying Director said, “We have continued to donate surplus food to Remar Recovery Home through our partnership with FoodCloud during 2017. These food donations enable it to focus its resources on its core services. We are delighted to award them an additional €500 in Aldi vouchers that will further help them deliver their vital services this Christmas.”

Commenting Sandra Ribeiro of Remar Recovery Home said, “We can’t thank Aldi and FoodCloud enough. The regular donations of surplus food we receive allow us to use our budget for other essentials. This additional €500 donation helps us further and will enable us reach out to and assist more and more people this Christmas.”

Commenting, FoodCloud co-founder and CEO Iseult Ward said, “FoodCloud has connected 130 Aldi stores across the country with over 260 charities, enabling the redistribution of tonnes of consumable food and tackling food waste and food poverty. Of the many worthwhile charities that we work with, Remar Recovery Home’s services are crucial to the local community. We are delighted to nominate the for the additional Aldi donation.”