Flyer-1One in four children on the island of Ireland is overweight or obese. Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG are one of 13 companies in Ireland to receive funding from safefood for the Community Food Initiative (CFI) 2016-2018. The CFI programme is designed to positively influence the eating habits of families in communities by making food skills more mainstream and healthy food more accessible.

On Monday the 5th of September, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG will host a Showcase event at the Mercy Centre, Mallow highlighting the range of supports available and providing a wealth of knowledge from healthy shopping, improved meal-planning and budgeting to preventing food waste. This is an opportunity not to be missed with local stakeholders in attendance to answer any of your questions.

The main aim of the CFI is to positively influence the eating habits of families and to identify and promote best practice under the following CFI themes:

  1. Supporting an increased awareness/knowledge around healthy eating
  2. Healthy shopping 

  3. Budgeting and food/meal planning skills 

  4. Cooking skills 

  5. Improving the availability and access to safe and healthy food in the community and complementing existing structures that offer healthy options, e.g. community café’s, events etc. 

  6. Preventing food wastage, food safety and hygiene. 

Admission to the showcase is FREE and all are welcome to attend. If you have any queries, please call 022 46580 or

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership was supported by the safefood Community Food Initiative’.