Limerick Food Partnership

Limerick Food Partnership (LFP) is a strategic collaboration between voluntary organisations, community organisations and statutory agencies, hosted by PAUL Partnership. The overall aim of Limerick Food Partnership is to raise awareness, improve access and increase the supply of healthy food options to its target communities in Limerick City and County.  This will be achieved through a range of interventions.

Limerick Food Partnership is managed by a Steering Group, comprising of representatives from:

  • Ballyhoura Development CLG
  • Health & Wellbeing Department, HSE
  • Health Promotion & Improvement, HSE
  • Limerick and Clare Education & Training Board
  • Limerick City & County Council
  • Limerick CYPSC
  • Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP)
  • Mary Immaculate College
  • Mid West SIMON
  • PAUL Partnership CLG
  • Redemptorists, Limerick
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • West Limerick Resources CLG

Objectives of Limerick Food Partnership:

  • To raise awareness in local communities around healthy food and healthy lifestyle
  • To build individual and community capacity to enhance their food related skills (e.g. menu plan, budget preparation & cooking) through evidence based training & education programmes (e.g. Cook it and Healthy Food Made Easy)
  • Supporting the development of existing and new Community Food initiatives in Limerick City and County
  • To facilitate intercultural integration and diversity through food partnership initiatives
  • To create and sustain a repository of information on available food initiatives and food poverty
  • To explore long-term sustainability of initiatives and opportunities for mainstreaming
  • To influence policy related to food supply and trade
  • To promote the availability and sustainability of healthy food options at reasonable prices and reducing food waste, without exploiting people or the environment, locally or worldwide.

This project is being delivered throughout Limerick City and County.

In December 2020, the Limerick Food Partnership was formally relaunched by the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. Michael Collins.  For more information about the re-launch, click here: Relaunch of Limerick Food Partnership

Eileen Humphreys, Social Policy and Local Development researcher, Limerick City and County Council, Fr Seamus Enright, Joint Chair Limerick Food Partnership, Christine Gurnett, Senior Community Dietician, HSE, Olivia O’Brien, Limerick Food Partnership Coordinator, and Cllr Michael Collins, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick.
Photo by Diarmuid Greene

 

Olivia O’Brien, Limerick Food Partnership Coordinator, Professor Niamh Hourigan, joint chair, Limerick Food Partnership, David Studer, CYPSC, Anne Ryan, Health & Wellbeing, HSE Mid-West, and Cllr Michael Collins, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick.
Photo by Diarmuid Greene

To find out more about the work of Limerick Food Partnership:

Contact:

Olivia O Brien, Limerick Food Partnership Coordinator

T: 061 419388

M: 087 4420995

E: oobrien@paulpartnership.ie

Twitter: @food_limerick

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