“Participants will have to think about and calculate every item they consume. However, this is the reality of hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland every day,” says SVP national president Kieran Stafford.
“Unfortunately a rising tide does not lift all boats! Many of the issues people have when accessing the food bank are not being addressed with the improving economy” - Michael McDonagh.
Donations of non-perishable food sought to restock food bank for those most need this Christmas and into 2015.
SJI criticises Government as CSO figures show 756,591 people in poverty in Ireland.
Church leaders alarmed by so-called "heat or eat" phenomenon.
Trade unions urge Government to make €10 million available for food assistance.
“The shelves of the food bank are empty, the food is not there” - Archbishop Martin.