The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is provided by Dublin City Council as the lead local authority in the response to homelessness in Dublin
and adopts a shared service approach across South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Food Centres

Quality Standards for Food Centres




The vision of the future is one where every homeless person has a choice of nutritious meals throughout the day, that reflect their requirements, in an attractive environment, and access to other services that meet their needs.




The role of food centres is to provide nutritious meals to those who need them in a safe, warm, clean and welcoming environment.


Quality Standards


Food Centres should aim to achieve the following best practice standards:

  1. Service user care
  2. Physical standards
  3. Food standards


Food centres may also provide other services. Readers should refer to the relevant sections in this report for standards relevant to these other services.