FEAD Programme

FoodCloud are the national delivery partner for the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) programme nationwide.

FoodCloud’s role is to procure, store and distribute FEAD products to eligible charities, which supports individuals to take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion.

Frequently Asked Question

What is the FEAD programme?
What role does FoodCloud Hubs play in the FEAD Programme?
How can a charity access the FEAD Programme?
Who can I contact at FoodCloud about the FEAD Programme?

Process for charities to join the FEAD Programme

Charity applies to the Department of Social Protection (DSP) by emailing fead@welfare.ie

DSP reviews application and raises any queries with the charity

After the charity responds to any queries, the DSP confirms whether the charity is eligible for the FEAD Programme

The DSP confirms the credit allocation for the charity to FoodCloud based on the number of individuals being assisted and the level of support provided

After the DSP confirms the credit allocation, FoodCloud issues product order form to charity

Charity orders product and states how regularly they would like to collect the product (weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly)

FoodCloud will confirm a date for the charity to collect from one of the hubs in Cork, Dublin or Galway

Charity must retain records on who receives the FEAD product and report to the DSP on the age, gender, background and if the recipients fall into specific categories

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