173 years later and Ireland is still hungry Despite the notion that hunger was something we left behind way back in the 1800’s, food poverty is still a huge, yet almost hidden problem in modern day Ireland. Over 100,000 children go to bed hungry every night 20% of parents regularly skip meals to feed their families The demand for food help increased by 70% as a result of Covid. As the cost of living soars in Ireland, these numbers are only set to skyrocket. We launched Famine Food Bank to provide a stark reminder that hunger isn’t something we left behind 173 years ago. Please donate today. Even a small amount will go a long way. Thank you.