Lidl and Dublin Foodbank charity, Crosscare have teamed up to launch Ireland’s first mobile food bank. The food bank will collect surplus food and non-food products every day from participating Dublin-based Lidl stores and distribute them to 70 charities.
Any remaining food will be brought to Crosscare Community Cafés which cater for over 600 people daily via Meals On Wheels for the housebound. The participating stores include Ballyfermot, Pottery Road, Clondalkin, Walkinstown, Greenhills, Nutgrove, Stillorgan and Rathfarnham.
Michael McDonagh, senior manager for Crosscare Food Services said, “There has never been a greater need for our services which helps feed those affected by food poverty than in the current economic climate. We help people from all walks of life that have found themselves unable to put food on the table for themselves and their families and this partnership will thankfully be able to help lots more people.”
Lidl is also providing a refrigerated van; motor insurance and the required fuel with Crosscare manning the service with a team of trained volunteers.
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