Since September 2013, our drop-in centre has been operating every week, where currently (April 2015) an average of 50 individuals and families access the service for help. At drop-in each week we serve tea and coffee and some light snacks and provide a space where individuals can have a chat and receive some support.
Individuals are referred by local charities and other services such as; Citizens Information, Social Welfare and a local family project. Other means of hearing about the foodbank include frontline care workers and by word of mouth.
Food is collected through our food store in Dara Cinema from a number of sources;
- Personal donation
- Food Drop points at local Tesco Stores and other organisations
- Food Cloud contributions
- Organisational Support
Care parcels are packed by volunteers every week and distributed both by delivery and at our drop-in centre Tuesday morning 10:30-11:30am. If you know of anyone in need, please contact us here.