Hibernian Hunger Project

The Irish understand hunger and homelessness in a way that few other people ever will. No other people suffered from the terrors of hunger and poverty more than the Irish in the 1800’s, An Gorta Mor, The Great Hunger in Irish. Millions of Ireland’s people died or were forced to emigrate. Our ancestors fled their homes because they could no longer survive there. Certainly a project commemorating An Gorta Mor, working to encourage the alleviation of poverty and hunger in America, and later throughout the world, is a natural cause for the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

  • Opportunity for the Hibernian Charity to aid worthy projects on a state, county, and local basis
  • Initiated in Philadelphia in the 1990’s and taken up by the National Board three years ago
  • Project continues to grow, with many divisions, counties, and state boards having designed new programs or moving already established programs under this “umbrella name”
  • The Hibernian Charity will give $10,000 in grants to AOH Hunger Projects in lower jurisdictions to commemorate “An Gorta Mor” The Great Hunger (The Famine).