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All-island Food Poverty Network

Tackling food poverty on the island of Ireland.

The All-island Food Poverty Network was established in 2009. The Network is a community of professionals working across government departments and agencies, academia and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who have a common interest in reducing food poverty on the island of Ireland. It supports the development of consensus on related issues, collaboration and shared learning. The Network is co-chaired by safefood and The Food Standards Agency, Northern Ireland.

Members of the Network have access to an annual all-island event and a biannual newsletter.

For further details on the Network contact the Secretariat at [email protected].  


The All-island Food Poverty Network Newsletter shares the latest in food poverty research, programmes and initiatives both nationally and internationally. Newsletter subscribers are the first to be notified of our annual event.

In the current edition ...

  • Feature piece: Cost of a healthy food basket in 2022
  • Upcoming events
  • New reports 
  • New research updates
  • Food poverty in the news

Past events

2022 Hungry for change: the cost of living crisis

The next event will take place on the 26 September 2023, further information on the theme and how to register will be available here closer to the event.

All-island Food Poverty Network Steering Group

The network is supported by a steering group made up of senior representatives from government departments and agencies, academia and NGOs. The group was established to provide a co-ordinated and strategic approach to tackling food poverty on the island of Ireland. Members of the steering group meet on a regular basis to share experiences and knowledge to help address the issue of food poverty on the island.

The following organisations are represented on the Forum:

Minutes of the Forum meetings


February | April | September

Previous minutes are available on request by emailing [email protected].  

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