Soup for Life encourages Irish cafes, restaurants and venues to get involved and use soup to help Gorta make hunger history. Taking place during National Soup Week (March 5 – 11), the idea is that participants donate €1 per bowl of soup sold to aGorta supported project in Uganda.
Speaking at the launch, Gorta CEO, Brian Hanratty said, “It is incredibly important that Irish people realize the impact that buying Irish has on this economy and it is with this in mind, that I welcome Love Irish Food and Gorta’s partnership on the Soup for Life campaign.”
Commenting on the announcement, Kieran Rumney of Love Irish Food said “We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this exciting campaign, which is supporting and celebrating Irish businesses and Irish brands. The food industry in Ireland, while in a challenging time, has always been at the top of its game and it is campaigns such as Soup for Life which reallybrings it to life.”
Hanratty concluded, “Ireland has a much acclaimed reputation when it comes to agri and food business and it is a model that can be replicated in many parts of Africa to encourage job creation and trade. Our work is primarily based on ensuring food security in some of Africa’s poorest communities and it is a great boost to have an organisation such as Love Irish Food behind us.”
The programme in Uganda which the campaign is supporting aims to alleviate hunger, especially among women and children. All money raised will go towards providing seeds and seedlings, rooster hens and training and planning on all aspects of nutrition and food security.
Over 200 restaurants have already signed up. Check out http://www.soupforlife.ie/eat-