Christmas is a very special time for a lot of families, it is a time of celebration and laughter and joy!
Unfortunately there are a lot of families that are not as fortunate as others and Christmas can be a very tough time.
Cork Penny Dinners is a non-stop operation. The charity opens seven days a week, 365 days a year, thanks to a dedicated army of 180 volunteers who give generously of their free time. Cork Penny Dinners is a warm dry place in the heart of Cork City with a welcoming atmosphere. The premises is open to all 7 days a week all year round, No questions are asked, no judgements are made. All their services are free of charge to those that need them. Our door is always open, we never judge, we serve.
Cork Penny Dinners is currently serving up to 2000 freshly made meals per week at our premises compared to approximately 150 or less per week prior to the recession. Sometimes a cup of tea, a handshake or a friendly chat can go a long way towards beating the loneliness and isolation that is a big issue for many that come our way. There has also been a huge increase in homelessness and mental health issues that are affecting so many people which have forced them to avail of our services.
We will be collecting items here at reception up until Christmas week!
Food Examples: Sugar, Butter, Coffee, Kitchen cleaning products, Toilet paper, Kitchen rolls, Biscuits,Soups,Tinned fruit & veg, Cooking oil, i.e. non perishables.
For more ideas of what to bring follow this link to their website
If you have any questions please just ask a member of staff! 😊