New food bank launched in Clondalkin by Clondalkin Helping Homeless

by Gary Ibbotson

A new food bank has opened in Clondalkin operating from the Bawnogue Youth and Community Centre.

The service was launched by Clondalkin Helping Homeless in partnership with St Vincent De Paul and will serve the wider community.

CHH founder Francis Timmons said: “Covid-19 has highlighted the need to be prepared for any emergencies. The Clondalkin food bank will ensure we have a stock of food available for those in need.”

The food bank will be open every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm and to sign up for the service, any local person can call the helpline ran by St Vincent De Paul at 087-7618586.

Cllr Timmons (Ind) added: “Up to now, food has been delivered to those in need – people will now be required to collect the food bags.

“People must contact the St Vincent De Paul before they arrive, and the St Vincent De Paul will send me a list every Monday and we will prepare a food bag for the person on the list.”

CHH has been running since 2014 and Timmons says that the ongoing pandemic “saw demand for our services increase dramatically,” with 175 families currently receiving weekly food.

For information contact 087-2869315 or visit the Clondalkin Helping Homeless Facebook page.

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