Kepak Group, the Irish meat and value-added food producer that has a meat plant in Watergrasshill, has announced this week that it has partnered with the Simon Community to providing free meat for the homeless.
Over the next four months, Kepak will be delivering a range of beef, lamb, pork and chicken products to Simon Community locations across Dublin, Cork and Limerick.
During this time, Kepak will donate some 4.2 tonnes of meat to the Simon Community, reducing the charity’s meat costs by almost 30%.
Commenting on the new partnership, Niamh Keating, Head of Human Resources, Kepak Group, said that given the housing and homelessness crisis we are currently experiencing in this country, there has never been a more relevant time to partner with a charity such as the Simon Community.
Welcoming the partnership, Justyna Drogomirecka, Fundraising Development Manager for the Simon Community, said they are delighted to partner with Kepak and are extremely grateful to everyone involved for their support.
In addition to donations of meat, Kepak will host and promote several staff fundraising events in aide of the Simon Community over the coming months.