Aoibheann O’Brien is co-founder and Partnerships Director of the award winning social enterprise FoodCloud. FoodCloud have established two national solutions for food redistribution in Ireland – a network of three food banks that redistribute large quantities of surplus food across Ireland and a technology solution that connects food businesses directly to local charities. FoodCloud’s technology is also being used in the UK, Central Europe and Australia to support similar organisations to grow their impact. Aoibheann was the recipient of the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Impact award and Green Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. In 2017, Aoibheann received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Special Achievement Award and was named the overall winner of the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Award. In 2018 she also received a Humanitarian Award from the Irish Red Cross.
Meet some of our GIYers (that’s people who grow some of their own food) who all champion Food Empathy – a deeper understanding and connection with food from their experience of growing. If you want food done right, then grow it yourself.