Food Cloud with Caitríona


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Food Cloud with Caitríona

When we first started living on a tight grocery budget I thought that by committing to spend less on food it would be as simple as setting a smaller amount to spend each week. Oh how wrong I was!


Did you know that up to 40% of the food we buy can end up in the bin? That’s astounding to me now but years ago I used to throw food in the bin without hesitation.


Think about it this way; if you buy a bag of 5 apples for €1, that’s 20c per apple. If you only eat 3 of those apples and throw away 2 then you’ve lost/wasted 40c that you could have spent on something else. Scale that up on a shopping budget of €100 per week, and you could be literally ‘throwing away’ €40 a week. Over a year, that works out at over €2,000!!!


What could you do with a saving of €2,000 a year?


Here’s how to minimise your food waste at home and increase your savings instead:


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FoodCloud is a social enterprise committed to redistributing food from our supermarkets to those who need it most in our  communities. From your local meals-on-wheels to bigger organisations such as DePaul, we’ve committed to providing over 1 million meals to FoodCloud by 2020.


I was lucky enough to visit their head office recently. To be honest I’ve been following the progress of FoodCloud for many years so this was a fantastic chance for me to see their work in person. I’ve compiled a small video of how I got on here:


In fact, I was so impressed with what they do, I’ll be working with FoodCloud and sharing my recipes for leftovers and tips to manage food waste in their newsletters that go out to the charities they work with.