The 2015 Food Appeal took place from 10th to 12th December.
For many years Malahide Lions Club, in common with clubs throughout the country, has made sure that those less well off in our society are not forgotten at Christmas time. Since 2003 the collection of food was discontinued for logistical reasons.
For some years now we only collect money with which we purchase vouchers from the local supermarkets. These are then distributed to those in need. We have found this to be a most satisfactory arrangement as it enables the recipients to purchase what they really need. Furthermore, it also means that we are able to negotiate a really good discount on the vouchers. As a result of the collection, we were able to distribute €7000 this year. In the past six years we have collected in excess of €45,000. On average we have about sixty helpers to fill our rosters over four days. These include many friends and volunteers from the Active Retirement Group.
A very special thank you must go to our many friends without whose very generous assistance our task would be much harder.
The success of this project is due to the generosity of the people of Malahide who year in year out are tremendous supporters of the club.
Through confidential contacts in the area the club has been able to identify those in need who may not otherwise come to the notice of other charitable agencies.
The clubs motto is “We Serve”. Truly it can be said that the food appeal each year lives up to that high ideal.