Cork Simon Community is participating in the European Union's FEAD programme - Fund for European Aid.

The FEAD programme is designed to support EU member States in addressing the basic needs of the most vulnerable people in our community, especially people without access to income or living in very poor circumstances. The programme works through not-for-profit bodies, such as Cork Simon.

Support from the FEAD programme helps people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion by helping to address some of their most basic food needs.

The FEAD programme is aimed at people on the margins of society and in need of essential supports, including people experiencing homelessness and long-term rough sleepers.

In 2019, just over 195,000 people throughout Ireland received 1,323 tonnes of food through over 150 organisations with the assistance of FEAD.

The FEAD programme is made possible by funding from the EU.