173 years later and Ireland is still hungry Despite the notion that hunger is 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. Since 2020, the demand for food help increased by 70%. Famine Food Bank is here to provide a stark reminder that hunger isn’t something we left behind 173 years ago.