Mayor Ed O’Brien and Cllr Francis Timmons recently attended the opening of the Clondalkin Food Bank for Clondalkin Helping Homeless and SVP Ireland.
Cllr Timmons said “Covid 19 has highlighted the need to be prepared for any emergencies and the Clondalkin Foodbank will ensure we have a stock of food available for those in need, we look forward working with St Vincent De Paul to ensure those in need get the help they need. The Foodbank will be run in such a manner that people must contact the St Vincent De Paul before they arrive and the St Vincent De Paul will send a list every Monday and we will prepare a food Bag for the person on the list. Bawnogue Youth and Community Centre have kindly donated space to have the Food Bank that will serve the Clondalkin area.”
Cllr Timmons says ‘’Since I set up Clondalkin helping Homeless in 2014 the service has evolved to assist those most in need in our community, FoodCloud services will continue as is but the Foodbank service will allow for collection of food as agreed.’’
Clondalkin Helping Homeless and those in need are working in partnership with St Vincent De Paul recently opened a new Foodbank in Bawnogue Youth and Community Centre. This foodbank is being operated by CHH and St Vincent De Paul. This foodbank will service the local Bawnogue and wider Clondalkin Area.
If you or anyone you know, needs to avail of this foodbank, they will need to ring the helpline on 0877618586 with their name and address. They will then be assessed by their local SVP Conference to be approved for this facility.
The foodbank will be on every Tuesday 11-1pm in the Bawnogue Youth and Community Centre.
You must ring the Foodbank Helpline to ensure your name is on the list. Unfortunately, they cannot help anyone who has not been approved. They also ask that People bring their own bags to bring food away in.