What is a Community Food Bank

A Community Food Bank (CFB) collects and stores food for distribution to individuals and or families affected by food poverty within a local community. The aim is to provide quality, nutritional food to those identified as “in need”.
Although the primary aim is to provide food, information on rights and entitlements are shared with service users when appropriate in particular, when it is felt it could address the underlying social causes of hunger.

Food Bank Mission

To work in partnership with local agencies to assist those affected by food poverty and food deprivation within a defined area. Our goal is to always provide an excellent service for those in need while maintaining each individual’s dignity and respect.

Food Bank Shopping List

  • Milk (UHT or powdered)
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Fruit juice (carton)
  • Soup
  • Pasta sauces S
  • ponge pudding (tinned)
  • Tomatoes (tinned)
  • Cereals
  • Rice pudding (tinned)
  • Tea Bags/instant coffee
  • Rice/pasta
  • Tinned meat/fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Jam Biscuits or snack bar.


We currently have 5 food banks located in;

  1. Dublin City
  2. North County Dublin
  3. South County Dublin
  4. West Dublin
  5. Bray Co.Wicklow

We are looking for volunteers for each of these facilities and individuals and or groups to help run food drives in all areas. If interested click here (this link can then link to the run a food drive link on home page)

We are in the process of setting up several new Food Banks in the near future so please return to keep posted.

Latest News

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20-01-2014 Media

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10-12-2013 Media

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