Our food service is our primary and longest running service. We serve breakfast and dinner, 6 days a week, free of charge to those who are homeless. We deliver this service with 2 core staff, and the support of Workshop participants and volunteers. We rely on the help of Food Cloud and ESF+ Food and Basic Material Support in providing over 30,000 meals per year.
Monday – Friday: 8.30 am – 2.30 pm
Sundays: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Food & Basic Material Support helps support people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion.
90% of the funding comes from the EU with the balance of funding coming from the Irish Exchequer.
The Department of Social Protection manages this programme in Ireland.
Our charity benefits from food assistance. The programme provides non-perishable food via their charity partners to families and individuals in need. Food supplied consist of breakfast cereals, rice, pasta and pasta sauce, soups, canned fish, jam, tea, coffee, sugar, and canned vegetables and fruit. The food items are easy to transport and store.
The ESF+ programme also enables us to provide food parcels to those living in the community and struggling. Food parcels can be collected anytime during our opening hours and we offer one parcel per household per week. Registration is required. To register, present at Mendicity during opening hours with photo ID and proof of address.