Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

What is the FEAD Programme?

The Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived (FEAD) is an EU-wide programme to help people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion.
The Department of Social Protection (DSP) is the managing authority of FEAD in Ireland. FEAD Ireland is co-funded by European funding and Irish exchequer funding.
DSP is responsible for the implementation of the FEAD Programme in Ireland. DSP processes all applications from organisations who work with those in need of assistance. DSP is responsible for the allocations to these organisations based on, among other things, the number of individuals being supported by charities.

What role does FoodCloud Hubs play in the FEAD Programme?

FoodCloud Hubs is the partner organisation for the nationwide availability of food element of the FEAD Programme in Ireland. FoodCloud Hubs is responsible for the procurement, storage and arranging collection by charities of the FEAD product for this project (operation).
FoodCloud Hubs has three regional hubs in Dublin, Cork and Galway and food will be made available for collection through these hubs.
Under this FEAD project food will be made available to all eligible organisations from an approved food schedule. Following initial consultation with the charitable sector, DSP compiled the product list for this FEAD project. 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), tea, coffee, sugar, canned vegetables and breakfast cereals.

How can a charity access the FEAD product?

If you are interested in accessing the FEAD product (or receiving other information on the FEAD programme), please email the DSP at [email protected]
More information is available on the DSP website –—EUROPEAN-AID-TO-THE-MOST-DEPRIVED.aspx

Who can I contact at FoodCloud Hubs about the FEAD Programme?

If you have any queries relating to the FEAD Programme, you can email [email protected] or call 01 462 5362.