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Non-profit Organisation

51-200 employees

Main Services:
Optimising Microsoft Azure to enhance food redistribution efforts

Technologies Used:

Helping FoodCloud Fight Food Waste

FoodCloud is an Irish social enterprise with a mission to transform surplus food into opportunities to make the world a kinder place. Established in 2013, they operate in Ireland, the UK, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, and have redistributed over 16,380 tonnes of surplus food, equivalent to 39 million meals. This has helped to avoid approximately 52,416 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions.

FoodCloud’s primary focus is on reducing the environmental, social, and economic impact of food waste. They achieve this by connecting food businesses that have surplus food with charities and community groups that need it. They work with a wide range of food businesses, including farms, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.


The Challenge

Their technology platform – Foodiverse – is a versatile solution, merging donation coordination capabilities with an administration platform. Its primary goal is to foster collaboration between food banks and donor organisations, facilitating seamless setups and sustained success in donating surplus food to over 9,000 charitable recipients connected through the platform. 

To enhance their food redistribution efforts, FoodCloud sought to optimise their utilization of Microsoft Azure. This initiative prompted their collaboration with Spanish Point, leveraging our SMART AIM Application, Migration and Modernisation framework. Together, they aimed to harness Azure’s potential to magnify their impact and ensure an even more effective redistribution of surplus food. 

The Solution

Spanish Point used their SMART AIM framework for ISV’s to assess FoodCloud’s current Azure environment and identify opportunities for modernisation. Together, they aimed to harness Azure’s potential to magnify their impact and ensure an even more effective redistribution of surplus food.   

Engaging in a collaborative effort, the Spanish Point team conducted a series of workshops aimed at enhancing the design and architecture of the platform on Azure. These workshops focused on identifying avenues for modernisation and optimisation. Through a successful partnership with Spanish Point, FoodCloud further harnessed the capabilities of Microsoft Azure, leveraging the advantages offered by cloud technology for their platform. 

Key Benefits

Foster and drive innovation

Gain flexibility and scalability 

Cost Optimisation 

The Result

Through a strategic partnership with Spanish Point and their SMART AIM solution, FoodCloud not only achieved cost savings but also enhanced the software performance. This enhancement has strengthened FoodCloud’s capacity to facilitate seamless donation coordination, thereby amplifying their impact in serving communities. FoodCloud is committed to using technology to make a positive impact on the world. By optimising their Foodiverse platform, they can redistribute more surplus food and help to make a difference in the lives of those in need.