Providing Essential Food Packages to those in need

We’re dedicated to making a positive impact on our community. Our Nourish Project is a cornerstone of our efforts, providing essential food packages to families in need. Whether it’s a regular delivery or a one-time donation, our Nourish Project ensures that those who are struggling have access to healthy and nutritious food.




In Ireland, the issue of food poverty affects around 350,000 people, which is a concerning figure. Recent research has suggested that as much as 7% of the population may be impacted by this issue.

Understanding Poverty in Ireland: Two Types of Hardship

According to ‘Combat Poverty’, those who fall below a certain income level are considered to be living in poverty:

Relative poverty refers to those who earn less than 60% of the median income, which was €548 per week in 2017. This means anyone earning below €329 would be considered as living in relative poverty.

Consistent poverty goes a step further, as it involves experiencing enforced deprivation in addition to having an income below 60% of the median. Enforced deprivation refers to the inability to afford basic necessities like adequate clothing, nutritious food, heating, and regular household bills, which could lead to long-term financial struggles.

How to get involved in the Nourish Project

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of those affected by food poverty in Ireland? The Nourish Project by CORE Ireland offers a range of opportunities to individuals, schools, groups, and businesses who would like to get involved and make a positive impact in their community.

Here’s how you can make a difference.

Nourish Project


If you’re interested in making a donation to support families in need, you can contribute non-perishable food items or toiletries to our cause. Feel free to contact us and one of our team members would be more than happy to arrange a convenient pick-up time for your donation.


We would be delighted to partner with your school on the CORE Ireland Nourish Project, which provides essential food packages to families in need. Here are some ways your school can get involved:

First, appoint a project team to oversee the promotion of the Nourish Project within your school. Then, on a designated day each month, invite each student to bring in one non-perishable food item from their kitchen cupboard. This can also help raise family awareness of the fact that 15% of students go to school hungry every day. The food can be placed in a container in a central location in the school, and a volunteer from Core will collect the food for distribution in Navan. If possible, students can even get involved in repacking the food for distribution. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need in our community.

groups and businesses

If you’re part of a sports team or club, we invite you to join us in the Nourish Project and make it part of your social responsibility efforts. Our program, The Joy of Giving, provides a simple and easy way for your group to contribute. You can host a box on your premises where members can deposit non-perishable food items, and we’ll arrange for their collection and distribution in the Meath area.

We kindly ask that each member or staff contribute one item on a designated day each month, which can be placed in the box. Our CORE Ireland Nourish Team will then collect the donations, and if possible, your members can assist with re-packing the food for distribution. We will provide posters and leaflets to help you promote The Joy of Giving, and we will recognize all our Nourish partners in our published newsletter.

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