Global Links in Pittsburgh, PA, and Food Cloud in Tallaght, Dublin, are two very similar social enterprises. For example, both heavily rely on volunteers. During our information session at Food Cloud they explained that they have over fifteen hundred corporate volunteers, and over fifty weekly volunteers. Secondly, they both rely on donations from outside sources. Global Links needs donations from hospitals, schools, and facilities to pack and export to communities in need. Food Cloud does the same, but instead they rely on producers, restaurants, and they also donate to communities in need.
Although they have similar broad missions, Global Links is focused on internationally helping communities, but Food Cloud is aiming to make a difference starting in Ireland. Although they hope to expand to the European Union, focusing on the Irish community is their main goal. Another difference between the two is that Food Cloud does pop ups to give food to their community, specifically pre-made dinners for families.
As of right now, this competitive analysis provides a greater understanding of how Ireland is becoming more sustainable in other ways besides reusable materials.