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BioAtlantis donation to Tralee Soup Kitchen

From left: John Quirke, maintenance manager, BioAtlantis; Cian O’Mahony, crop scientist, BioAtlantis with Mary Dolan, volunteer and Collette Price, founder Tralee Soup kitchen standing next to the donation of potatoes and carrots made by the Tralee based biotech company to the charity.

 

BioAtlantis, has donated a large consignment of fresh, organic vegetables to the Tralee Soup Kitchen.

Collette Price, founder of the free meals service based at Teach an Solais, Ashe Street said the donation was welcome and would provide them with the vegetables for this week’s dinners.

The charity which provides between 80 and 90 free dinners every Saturday from its base in the centre of the town will mark 10 years in existence next month at which stage it is envisaged, with the easing of Covid restrictions, people will be able to enter Teach an Solais for the first time since March of 2020 and enjoy a sit-down dinner.

Mary Dolan, a volunteer at Tralee Soup kitchen said at present, they provide take away dinners which include starter, main course, dessert and a few treats every Saturday. “This Saturday, we will give our diners the added treat of being able to bring home some fresh veg as well,” Mary said.

The large crop of fresh potatoes and carrots were the result of successful field trials carried out at Clash, Tralee by BioAtlantis which provides technologies to reduce stress in crops caused by drought, cold and heat. It exports to 44 countries, on all five continents.

Cian O’Mahony, crop scientist at BioAtlantis said it was an honour for the company to help in a small way and he looked forward to strengthening links with the Tralee Soup Kitchen in the future.

If you would like to learn more about the service or would like to donate email: traleesoupkitchen@gmail.com or call 086-318 8736.