The first ever NRG Food Energy Appeal launched today with the aim of helping three Cork charities in the run up to Christmas.
Organisers are appealing for help from the people of Cork to fill a container with food for: Penny Dinners, Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal.
They are asking people to bring non-perishable goods and chocolates to various drop-off points around Cork over the coming weeks.
Sea Box Energy’s Christmas Charity campaign, the NRG Food Appeal, was launched by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mick Finn and businesswoman and social media star, Lisa Jordan yesterday.
Managing Director of Sea Box Energy, Patrick Hogan said: “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.”
Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mick Finn said: “Cork people are known for their generosity and for looking after their own, so 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. I wish all those involved well in this great cause.”
Speaking at the launch of the NRG Food Energy Appeal, Caitriona Twomey of Penny Dinners in Cork said: “It’s time politicians stepped up to the mark. We can see the people that are hurting when politicians are doing nothing. Now we need the Government to go above and beyond. We will be able to solve the problem of food at Christmas but in 2019 we need to get it right.”
Caitriona spoke about two sisters, who came to them recently and had no winter jumpers. “We got them jumpers and jeans. Ireland is famous around the world but it’s time now to get our country in order.”
Cork Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Finn said that he wants politicians, charities and social groups to come together in the new year and not just get suggestions to help people but actions are needed. He said: “the people at the highest levels of Government need to step up.”
The drop-off location points are:
NRG Office, Little Island Industrial Estate, Little Island
Red FM, University Technology Centre, Curraheen Estate, Curraheen Road, Bishopstown, Cork
Billy Mackesy’s Douglas Village Foods, Douglas, Cork
The Squad, Unit 2 John Harrington Ind Est., Tramore Road
Three Degrees Hair Design, Unit 6, Moremiles, Blackpool Shopping Centre
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