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Food poverty

SVP ‘Survive on Five’ challenge: can you live on €5 a day for five days?

“Participants will have to think about and calculate every item they consume. However, this is the reality of hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland every day,” says SVP national president Kieran Stafford.


Crosscare’s community café aims to help those feeling isolated

“Unfortunately a rising tide does not lift all boats! Many of the issues people have when accessing the food bank are not being addressed with the improving economy” - Michael McDonagh.


Crosscare appeals to parishes for food

Donations of non-perishable food sought to restock food bank for those most need this Christmas and into 2015.


Poverty at record levels in Ireland and the UK

SJI criticises Government as CSO figures show 756,591 people in poverty in Ireland.


Warning that foodbanks are not solving UK food poverty

Church leaders alarmed by so-called "heat or eat" phenomenon.


One in ten people experiencing food poverty in Ireland

Trade unions urge Government to make €10 million available for food assistance.


Crosscare in urgent need of food supplies Archbishop warns

“The shelves of the food bank are empty, the food is not there” - Archbishop Martin.

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