Fifteen local Dublin EUROSPAR Supermarkets are supporting are supporting the St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Empty Plate Appeal this year, which will help reduce the chances of a child going hungry this festive season with all in-store donations being repatriated within local communities so those most in need this Christmas don’t do without. All in-store donations are distributed within the local community and, this year, as an additional measure, these EUROSPAR SuperEasy Supermarkets will also be making an additional donation from selected own-brand sales in store.
With nearly one third of all calls received each year by SVP for a request for food, EUROSPAR Retailers including the Lucan store are facilitating shoppers donating non-perishable items at their local EUROSPAR Supermarket for the benefit of their local St Vincent de Paul Conference. Shoppers are asked to place any non-perishable items in the trolley or receptacle designated for the ‘Empty Plate Appeal’. The campaign is taking place through Christmas and into early New Year and in order to allay any concerns around the distribution and transferral of food, all contributions will be converted to their monetary value at the end of the campaign and will be converted into EUROSPAR Vouchers. The vouchers will then be given to the local St Vincent de Paul Conference.
Commenting Malachy Hanberry, EUROSPAR Managing Director said: “These EUROSPAR Retailers have a long tradition of supporting charities and those most vulnerable in our society. Christmas is a time for giving and for generosity and their facilitating of this fundraising initiative, as well as the additional donations from selected own-brand sales in stores, for the St Vincent de Paul is another example of their commitment to the communities they serve.”