KERRY FOODS DONATE 3,700 FROZEN READY MEALS TO PEOPLE IN NEED THROUGHOUT COUNTY USING GAA CLUB NETWORK IN FIRST WEEK OF FOOD AID DRIVE

30 April 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

• Non-profit organisations also involved COVID-19 crisis response initiative

By Veronica Corr

On Friday morning last, John Kieran, General Manager of Kerry Foods, Carrickmacross spoke to The Northern Standard about the company donating thousands of frozen ready meals weekly to those in need across the county and beyond. The company felt it was their duty to give back to the community and they have pledged to continue donating as many frozen ready meals as are needed for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Kerry Foods is still fully operational as it is an essential service producing for the Irish, UK and European markets.

Kerry Foods were willing to donate the frozen ready meals but they had to find a way of distributing them, so being involved with Killanny GAA himself, and with many of the company’s 500 staff involved with the GAA, John decided to ask Monaghan GAA County Board to get involved in the initiative. Local charitable and non-profit organisations had already been invited to come on board.

This was an inspired idea and Monaghan GAA were delighted to be able to help, as they have a network of clubs all over the county, embedded in every community. Monaghan GAA also needed appropriate transportation, so they put the feelers out to see if anyone had refrigerated vans that could be used. Gerry….

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