Clondalkin Helping Homeless & Those In Need

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Clondalkin Helping Homeless and those in Need (CHH) continues to deliver food to families in need at this time of crisis. Clondalkin Helping Homeless started in 2014 and has grown over the years. Currently over 100 local families are getting assistance from Clondalkin Helping Homeless.

Cllr Francis Timmons said “The current Covid-19 Pandemic has increased the demand on our service by 50%. We are delighted that the South Dublin County Partnership and Quarryvale Family Resource centre have come on board with us to enable us to meet the increased needs during Covid-19. We also want to thank everyone in the community that has donated food items. In particular Oakfield Trust, John Moody and his Family and Friends, the Liffey Valley Vineyard Church,  Crosscare Foodbank, Local Schools food support and Tesco FoodCloud who have all been very generous in giving large donations.  Hanley’s SuperValu Rowlagh have been incredibly helpful as they are the only shop that currently allows us to buy in bulk”. 

Cllr Timmons commented “A huge debt of gratitude goes out to our volunteers who have been driving around at their own expense and ensuring that local families in need continue to get necessary supplies during this Pandemic. Also to members of the Clondalkin Child and Family Support Network who have not only helped our volunteers with the collection and distribution of food but have also helped us secure additional funding.  Special thanks to Bawnogue youth and community centre who have very kindly allowed us to use the centre to store, sort and distribute the large quantity of food to families at this time”

“Clondalkin Helping Homeless continue to give tents/sleeping bags and supplies to homeless in our area as needed” “FoodCloud through Tesco in Liffey Valley and Clondalkin Village continue to give us almost nightly food donations.  Since the FoodCloud app started recording in 2018 Clondalkin Helping Homeless has given out  22,483kg and the equivalent of 53,404 meals to those in need”

Clondalkin Helping Homeless is currently accepting dried and tinned food items that are unopened and in date. Anyone that can help please contact either Cllr Francis Timmons – 087 286 9315 / info@francistimmons.com or Karin Jonsson – 085 202 0300 / manager@quarryvalefrc.ie

Pictured: Rebecca Nicole O Keefe giving Clondalkin Helping Homeless – Cllr Francis Timmons and Darren Lamont the €45O the residents of Neilstown raised from a bingo night for Clondalkin Helping Homeless

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