FoodCloud is the Department of Social Protection partner organisation for the nationwide availability of ESF+ Food Support in Ireland.
Following initial consultation with the charitable sector, the Department of Social Protection (DSP) compiled the product list for the programme.
FoodCloud is responsible for the procurement, storage and arranging charity collection of ESF+ Food Support products for this programme.
The food items consist of basic, non-perishable foods which are easy to transport and store.
The product list includes rice, pasta and pasta sauce, soups (dried and canned), canned fish, jam, tea, coffee, sugar, canned vegetables and breakfast cereals.
Charities who join the ESF+ Food Support programme will be given an allocation by the DSP based on, among other things, the number of individuals they support with food assistance. Charities then use this allocation to order the food they require from FoodCloud.