CORK’S Lord Mayor has urged the public help fill a shipping container full of donated food for the neediest in society this Christmas.
Cllr Mick Finn is backing the NRG Food Energy Appeal and is asking people to fill a 20-foot container in aid of Penny Dinners, Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal before December 14, by bringing non-perishable goods and chocolates to various drop-off points around Cork over the coming weeks.
Lord Mayor Finn said Cork people are known for their generosity.
“I have no doubt that calls to support the NRG Food Energy Appeal will be taken up as Christmas approaches. Three great Cork charities – Penny Dinners, Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal – will benefit from this initiative, with organisers looking for your assistance in helping those less well off in our city by donating non-perishable goods and chocolates for distribution.”
CEO of Sea Box Energy, Patrick Hogan added: “We are delighted to launch our Christmas Charity Campaign and we are calling on people all around Cork to get involved. We are aiming to support three amazing Cork charities with this appeal and a little help will go a long way this Christmas.”
The drop off location points are at the NRG Office, Little Island Industrial Estate; Red FM, University Technology Centre, Curraheen Estate, Curraheen, Bishopstown; Billy Mackesy’s Douglas Village Foods, Douglas; The Squad, Unit 2 John Harrington Ind Est., Tramore Road; Three Degrees Hair Design, Unit 6, Moremiles, Blackpool Shopping Centre.
Cork Penny Dinners is one of Cork’s oldest caring charitable organisations and is currently serving up to 2,000 freshly made meals per week. Feed Cork offers a food box filled with a three-day supply of nutritional food for individuals and families in need. ‘The Box of Chocolates Appeal’, in association with Cllr Ken O’Flynn, received over 1,000 boxes of chocolates that were distributed to the elderly of Cork last year.