We operate two schemes ESF+ and Food Cloud as part of the Sustainable Community
ESF+ is an EU-wide programme to help people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion.
FoodCloud is the partner organisation for the nationwide availability of food element of the ESF+ Programme in Ireland. FoodCloud is an Irish social enterprise that exists first and foremost to reduce the environmental, social and economic impact of food waste by redistributing surplus food to our network of Charity and Community Group partners.
Please contact the centre on 071-9663000 to request a registration form.
This programme provides dry foodstuff to families and individuals struggling to provide themselves with the basic necessities of life due to lack of financial resources. The food items consist of basic, non-perishable foods. This includes rice, pasta, soups, canned fish, jam, tea, coffee, sugar, canned vegetables and breakfast cereals. This program is funded by the European Union and the Department of Social Protection. The programme has proved an invaluable resource that our servie can access for Boyle and the wider community. We are also very fortunate to have had donations of food and toiletries from generous individuals, local business, and local producers. We are greatful for every dontaion we recieve.
Newspaper Articles about Boyle FRC's Food Distribution:
Irish Times 'Panic buying is not an option': Food bank key for some families during Covid-19 crisis - Apr 9, 2020
Irish Times 'It’s very hard to say ‘I need food’' - Nov 11, 2017