By Rose Barrett
Monkstown Boxing Club aims to wallop food poverty in the community this Christmas.
The idea, brought forward by coach Tony O’Brien, has been embraced by its 150 members.
Tony told Dublin Gazette: “Family members may be out of work, or living on reduced income. So when you go shopping over the coming weeks, we are simply asking you to pick up a few extra goods to donate to our food appeal.”
People have been dropping bags of food at the club’s base at Mounttown Community centre each Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8pm.
There are plans to go out and collect from December 1 once Level 5 lifts with distribution starting a week before Christmas on December 18.
JP said: “We are aware from our members and committee, where there is a need for food support. We are also linking in with homeless groups and with the local SVP – so the food will be going where it is needed most.
“But the response to date has been phenomenal – we so appreciate the generosity of the community.”
Any local retailers who would like to donate chocolate, biscuits or other festive treats contact Tony at 085 844 3553 or message via the club’s FB/Instagram pages.