Going Bananas – Fyffes focus on fighting food loss

Going Bananas – Fyffes focus on fighting food loss
Presenting FoodCloud with the donation is Fyffes Ireland sustainability manager, Stella Davis and head of marketing, Emma Hunt-Duffy (centre left & right) with FoodCloud’s co-founder Aoibheann O'Brien (left) and account manager Ella Ryan (right).

To mark UN International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, Fyffes has partnered with food charities across the globe to ensure that, at this time of rising prices, the most vulnerable in society continue to have access to healthy nutrition.

For 2022, Fyffes has chosen food banks and food charities as the recipients of its European and North American community investment donations. In addition to the regular donations of fresh fruits, Fyffes has donated €10,000 to FoodCloud in Ireland to ensure the organisation can maximise the use of their surplus food to support their 600 community partners.

In addition, Fyffes donated just over €5,000 each to various food charities, including Fareshare in the UK, a long-term partner of Fyffes which will be used to support their logistics and distribution.

These food donations help Fyffes achieve their sustainability commitments, which are to reduce food loss in all our own operations by 80% by 2030; and provide five millions healthy meals to vulnerable communities by 2025 by working with qualified partners.

Fyffes Sustainability Manager Stella Davis said “At Fyffes we are determined to reduce food loss and ensure the surplus reaches people who will benefit from our healthy produce.”