Kepak to deliver over 30,000 meals worth of meat to Simon Community weekly for 12 months

Kepak to deliver over 30,000 meals worth of meat to Simon Community weekly for 12 months

Kepak will deliver beef, lamb, pork and chicken products to Simon Community locations across Dublin, Cork and Limerick once a week for 12 months, enough for more than 30,000 meals.

Kepak’s meat contribution will reduce the charity’s food costs, freeing up much-needed funds which can be put towards some of the charity’s other worthwhile initiatives.

Kepak to deliver over 30,000 meals worth of meat to Simon Community weekly for 12 months

Bláthnaid Ní Fhátharta, Corporate Communications Director for Kepak, said:

The Sunday roast is something many people have nostalgic memories of and this campaign will provide a nutritious meal in a traditional social setting to those for whom it may otherwise not be possible

"Studies have demonstrated the immensely positive psychological impact of coming together at meal times. Through this partnership with the Simon Community, Kepak is hoping to revive this tradition for individuals and families who may have fallen on hard times. With the ongoing housing and homelessness crisis, there has never been a more relevant time for Kepak to partner with a charity such as the Simon Community"

Welcoming the partnership, Louisa MacKenzie, from the Simon Community, said: “We are truly delighted to have Kepak come on board to help us provide a nutritious roast dinner to the many families who simply cannot afford to.

“Partnerships such as this are what we envisaged when we launched Food For Simon in 2009.

“Our goal was to reduce the cost of food provision by collaborating with Irish businesses so we could re-direct cost savings into providing our vital services such as outreach, housing and health supports to people who are homeless or at risk and having Kepak on board will allow us to do just that.”

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