There are thousands of toys in the warehouse, all sorted by age and gender. There are also miscellaneous gifts like board games and art supplies.
Gerry Garvey, SVP’s regional co-ordinator, said that roughly 9,000 ‘toy units’ are given out by SVP at Christmas.
Mr Garvey says that the food is received through donations from people, the Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived (FEAD), and Food Cloud.
Another fundraiser for SVP is its annual car draw, which closes on December 30 this year. A Ford Focus is up for grabs, which was donated by CAB Motors. People can buy tickets from the Giving Tree stand in Merchant’s Quay, the car stand in Mahon Point shopping centre, or by ringing the SVP office on Tuckey St.