RCCG Community Food Bank is a community project designed to help eliminate hunger in our community. We strongly believe in community values, family values, and of course, our faith in Christ which forms the bedrock of our Christain values.

We are a not-for-profit organisation that believes strongly in family values and thus supports the community in diverse developmental activities that are beneficial to the residents of Carlow.

Shocking as it may sound, our research findings revealed that:

  • some low-income families struggle to have three square meal a day
  • some low-middle class families do not qualify for government assistant
  • some do not know of the government assistant available or how to apply for it

Therefore, we have launched a Food Bank where we provide emergency food boxes to those families who may go hungry without food or assistant and also provide counselling and referral to the relevant agencies but we do not give monitory support. This move will not only help eliminate hunger in Carlow and feed hungry families within our community but also it will help create a unified and caring community where everybody loves and cares for each others’ welfare. Many leading companies such as TESCO donate regular supplies of fresh, frozen, bakery and household goods to the Food Bank. The food bank prevents the wasteful destruction of good food and contributes to a significant reduction in carbon emissions for the food manufacturing and distribution industry.

What is RCCG Community Food Bank?

RCCG Community Food Bank collects and stores food for distribution to individuals and/or families stuggling to provide three square meal for themselves or families within our local community.

Our primary aim is to eliminate hunger in our local community by providing quality, nutritional food to those identified as “in need”.

The households identified as being most vulnerable to food shortage are (i) households on low incomes, (ii) households with 3 or more children under 18, (iii) households where the head of the household is ill or disabled, (iv) lone parent households and (v) households headed by a person who is unemployed.

We do not have all the answers but as Tesco rightly put it, “EVERY LITTLE HELPS”

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Unit 2, Charlotte Street,

Carlow, Co. Carlow,




Community Food Bank Opening Hours

Wednesday: 17:30 – 19:30

Sunday:  10:30 – 13:00

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