Food Provision Scheme


The Children’s Rights Alliance, with funding from the Bank of Ireland, have established a food provision scheme to support the nutritional needs for children under the age of 6 years experiencing poverty and deprivation during the Covid-19 crisis.

The initiative will target young children that are not already benefiting from sufficient direct food provision through another organisation or programme, or where their current provider is struggling to address need, 7 days a week for 4 weeks.

Ideally, the programme should focus on the provision of hot meals where possible as this is what young children prefer. However, we recognise that local arrangements may differ depending on supply and distribution arrangements and so the programme will have flexibility to supply food parcels where necessary.

Read the Food Provision Scheme Questions and Answers Sheet here

Download the Food Provision Scheme Grant Application Form here

For further information, contact Mary at

Published date: 
Friday, April 24, 2020