MW FEAD Programme

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

The FEAD programme is an EU-wide initiative to help support people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion. 85% of the funding comes from the EU with the balance of funding coming from the Irish Exchequer. 

The Department of Social Protection is the Managing Authority for FEAD in Ireland. 

Our charity benefits from food assistance. The FEAD 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. 

SVP access the FEAD programme across Ireland and benefits from material assistance under the FEAD Programme which assists greatly in our work with those who are marginalised.

The programme provides school stationary kits to children who are being supported by FEAD food assistance in both national and secondary schools. 

For further information on this progamme visit the FEAD website or email  FEAD@welfare.ie