Feeding Ireland's Future (FIF) is an initiative whereby retailers, suppliers and service providers to the Irish food and grocery sector five free pre-employment skills to young unemployment people. This initiative is promoted by ECR Ireland and is conducted in association with the Department of Social Protection and its Intreo service and the Department of Education and Skills and its Youthreach service. 

Click here to see the "Feeding Ireland's Future 2017 Summary"



  1. 10th Feb: Info Day from 11-1 at Plaza Hotel, Tallaght. Liase with DSP and/or Youthreach. Look at the photos of the day
  2. 13th March: Contact participants with welcome note. Photo shoot at Farmleigh. It was a fabulous setting and great to have Minister Varadkar available to launch #FIF2017. Look at the photos of the day
  3. 20th-31st March: Conduct Skills for Work Week activities. Look the events that took place in FIF2017

Listen Declan Carolan interview in Todayfm about FIF 2017 

Look at the media releases regarding FIF 2017:


Click here to see more photos from the events 



Follow Feeding Ireland's Future 2017 at #FIF2017


Photo shoot with participating companies & Minister Varadkar available to launch #FIF2017, at Farmleigh 


Announcement Feeding Ireland's Future 2017 

Why continue FIF?

  • Youth unemployment fell by 0.9% to 14.5% in December 2016. High youth unemployment remains as a legacy of the recession and Increasing opportunities for young people starting out in the workplace is important not only for economic reasons but is essential for the future social cohesion of Ireland.  
  • Our experience with FIF highlights the poor standard of CVs and young people’s state-of-readiness for job-seeking.
  • FIF is a showcase for careers in our sector.

FIF 2017 Company Guidedownload 

FIF Q&Adownload

FIF 2017 Employer Registration Formdownload