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Barnardos mission is to deliver services and work with families, communities, and our partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences.
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The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Food & Basic Material Support helps support people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion. 90% of the funding comes from the EU with the balance of funding coming from the Irish Exchequer. The Department of Social Protection manages this programme in Ireland. Our charity benefits from food assistance. The programme provides non-perishable food via their charity partners to families and individuals in need. Food supplied consist of breakfast cereals, rice, pasta and pasta sauce, soups, canned fish, jam, tea, coffee, sugar, and canned vegetables and fruit. The food items are easy to transport and store. Our charity also benefits from material assistance under the programme. School stationery kits are provided to children who are being supported by ESF+ food support.