Nov 6 2020
The Six O’Clock Show – Virgin Media One
Nov 3 2020
A Dublin man who has been providing vulnerable school children and families with food parcels throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been recognised as Ireland’s inspirational hero.
Denis O’Reilly from Sandycove has been named an Inspirational Hero in the Gala Retail and Virgin Media Inspiration Awards for founding Good Grub.
Good Grub began as a GoFundMe initiative and over 100,000 food packs have been delivered to DEIS school children and families, with over €519,000 raised in support.
July 9 2020
Dublin Gazette City Edition
June 28 2020
The Irish Times
“The Government is to extend the school meals programme for disadvantaged schools until the end of the summer.
The Department of Social Protection indicated in an answer to a parliamentary question recently that the programme would cease at the end of the school year.
However. following a campaign to reverse the decision, outgoingMinister for Social Protection Regina Doherty confirmed that it will be extended to all schools currently involved until the end of August.”
“Some not-for-profit initiatives, such as Good Grub, had pledged to continue providing food packs until the end of August regardless of the Government decision with the help of fundraising.”
June 19 2020
Teacher Michelle McBride talks about the School Meals Programme and the Good Grub Initiative.
June 18 2020
John McDonnell spoke to Donie Tarrant on Near FM about how Northside Partnership is working with Good Grub to deliver over 100 healthy food packs to households in north east Dublin.
May 20 2020
The Connaught Telegraph
“A number of Castlebar musicians got together with children from all over Mayo and recorded Arcade Fire’s ‘Wake Up’ to launch the GoodGrub – Feeding Families in Need Castlebar initiative.”
May 17 2020
“The not for profit group Good Grub is now delivering fresh fruit and vegetables to the homes of disadvantaged pupils from Deis schools in Limerick to make sure they can continue to have a nutritious and balanced diet during the lockdown.”
May 11 2020
“An organisation that has been delivering fresh fruit and vegetables to disadvantaged families in Dublin has extended its operations to Waterford.”
May 10 2020
“The not for profit Good Grub has raised over 250,000 euro as it continues to deliver fresh food to school children in disadvantaged communities. “
May 08 2020
fft. (Food for Thought)
“Aramark has joined a wider effort of community support in Ireland by donating €8,000 to local charity, Good Grub.”
May 07 2020
Hotel & Restaurant Times
“Aramark, Ireland’s leading foodservice provider, has joined a wider effort of community support in Ireland by donating €8,000 to local charity, Good Grub.”
May 04 2020
The Irish Times
April 26 2020
April 25 2020
“Denis O’Reilly, whom I know well, is one such shepherd. Over the last few weeks, he has put together something very special; a not-for-profit initiative to deliver fresh food packs to the families of children attending DEIS schools, with the help of partners including the Aisling Project and Glanmore Foods.”
April 22 2020
“The business world has sprung to the aid of disadvantaged schoolchildren who have been missing out on in-school meals since Covid-19 restrictions came into force.
Thousands of children attending schools in the Deis – or Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools – programme have been getting breakfast every morning in school, an important source of balanced nourishment for those with troubled family backgrounds.”
April 21 2020
TodayFM – The Last Word with Matt Cooper
April 17 2020
103.2 Dublin City fm
April 16 2020
“A new initiative is aiming to deliver free food packs to thousands of disadvantaged families across Dublin in order to lessen the financial burden for parents during the lockdown.
Thousands of struggling families will benefit from the Good Grub initiative, which was set up two weeks ago in collaboration with Ballymun children’s charity The Aisling Project.”