Good Food Fund

The Good Food Fund was established to help tackle the issue of hunger in Northern Ireland. It was designed to support primary school children, intending to help more than 10,000 young people until the end of 2023. This has been extended to the end of the 2023/’24 school year. It provides a safe and secure mechanism for businesses to work collaboratively and provide much-needed support quickly. The funding is specifically used to drive the following activities:

  • Creation or expansion of school breakfast clubs
  • Delivery of healthy ‘grab and go’ baskets – placed in classrooms or high traffic areas and include breakfast bars, fruit etc, produce that is nutritious, easy to collect and eat on the move
  • Acquisition of important white goods, to enable the delivery of food to young people in schools. These are goods that will help safely store or prepare food such as fridges, toasters etc

Business in the Community (BITC) runs the Good Food Fund at its own cost. BITC has provided management, marketing and administration of the Fund. ALL donations were redirected to schools. None of the donated funds have been used in the promotion or management of the Fund.

The Fund is currently paused for applications from schools. If you would like to make a donation, please email: goodfoodfund@bitcni.org.uk 

If you are a school and are looking for support, please explore:

 

“The contribution businesses make to society is undeniable. The success of the Good Food Fund demonstrates how powerful the collaborative force of business can be.

“Together, we have supported more than 14,000 young people and this support continues until the end of this school year. Schools have shared their delight in being able to provide food to those who were struggling and they have experienced other benefits such as children being on time for school and much more engaged throughout the day. Thank you to every business that got involved.”

Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community

 

Frequently Asked Questions

To discuss this project further, please email goodfoodfund@bitcni.org.uk