ARI redistribute surplus food to :
Homeless people living in difficult circumstances, within catchment area of the collection points.
Families who are on very limited incomes and are coping with both food poverty and general lack of resources, to continuously make ends meet.
Food kitchens, which are operated by a charity, in Navan & Drogheda but do not have the volunteer support to enable prompt collection of food items to be prepared in their kitchen premises. They prepare breakfast & evening hot-plate dinners for upwards of 200 people on a seven day basis.
Individuals who are suffering from Addiction , be it alcohol, drugs or other issues, and are undergoing a treatment plan through help from ARI Counselling services.
Mother & Baby shelter, with toys, nappies and toiletries from the Tesco Christmas appeal.
Surplus whenever occurring, is delivered in good time (once it is still in date & usable) to Merchants Quay drug centre, Dublin1 and some additional food shelters in Kildare and Dublin.
Currently, ARI Volunteers handle 29 weekly collections from : 11tesco stores & 18 aldi/lidl stores.
Tesco Maynooth : 6
Tesco Roselawn Blanchardstown 2
Tesco Tallaght 3
Aldi Maynooth 2
Aldi Naas 3
Aldi Celbridge 2
Aldi Greystones 1
Aldi Mullingar 3
Aldi Swords 2
Aldi Ashbourne 2
Lidl Clane 2 Lidl Celbridge 1
We greatly appreciate all the assistance that we receive from the supermarkets management and staff. The new software APP system of notifications & confirmations works well.
ARI Food Services
We are delighted that volunteers have been introduced to the service by Liam Meade. All people undertake a food & hygiene training programme and certs have been issued to participants by Ashling Murphy of Foodcloud, who coordinates all food policy, in conjunction with FSA.
All volunteers would have a good knowledge of their residential geographic area and may at times interact through SVDP to coordinate actual deliveries etc. Food is dispersed to end users on the one criterion, that they are in-need and perhaps delving into desperate circumstances.
At present, the calibre of person involved in food distribution for ARI are, an accountant, some counsellors, construction workers, housewives, retirees, social workers, a postman, a mechanic, and all of the core individuals have all in-turn trained additional assistants to complete the function as good as them.
They are all caring individuals, who feel for their fellow man, and want to do their bit to help.
In addition, Addiction Recovery Ireland Ltd has been greatly supported by the Maynooth & Kilcock Lions (a registered charity group of business-people). Almost all of our annual running costs have been paid from fundraising, in conjunction with the Lions club.
All donations are greatly received and at present, ARI Do Not have any paid employees.
Currently, ARI Volunteers handle 29 weekly collections from : 11 Tesco stores & 18 Aldi/Lidl stores.
Tesco handled by: Liam Meade, Mary Lyons, Joe Doyle, Vasilli Marolad, Ruby White, Joe O Connor, Gavin O Brien, Dimitri Marola, Martin Lennon, Bechara Bachar, and Joe Sherwin
Aldi handled by : Liam Meade, Shea Treacy, Pat Burke, Tommy Agnick, Jason Grey, and Breda Byrne
Lidl handled by : Breda Byrne, Shea Treacy, and Joe Doyle 1
We greatly appreciate all the APP support system run by the staff of Foodcloud in Airton Road
We have applied to add additional stores at Finglas, Ballaghadreen, Kells, Dundalk and others as soon as we have suitable volunteer collectors trained and available.
We hope to upgrade our arrangements for vehicular transportation, refrigeration, and storage of food at all locations. We are in discussion with a charitable donor who has proposed, that we could get the use of one of their prior-used vans. Tesco have also agreed to enter our name for consideration, for the receipt of fridges, freezers, van or other suitable help. We appreciate all the help that we can get.