Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is once again seeking support for the annual Parish Food Appeal in the Archdiocese of Dublin on the weekend of 1 and 2 December. The annual appeal supports the work of the Crosscare food banks.
Crosscare, the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin, works with many individuals and families throughout the Archdiocese who are struggling to make ends meet. The food banks provide support with essential food and household items.
The generosity of parishioners in last year’s food appeal meant that 10,000 emergency hampers were distributed to those most in need before Christmas.
There are seven Crosscare foodbanks in total, located in Brackenstown, Darndale, Glasnevin, Blanchardstown, Dundrum, Jobstown and Dun Laoghaire, with each of them providing help to a wide catchment area.
In previous years the parish food appeal was held over two weekends, but this year it is only running next weekend so as to allow Crosscare to distribute thousands of hampers to families in good time for Christmas.
For more on the work of Crosscare see www.crosscare.ie.