The first ever NRG Food Appeal launched today (Tuesday, 27th Nov) 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, NRG Food Appeal, was launched by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn and businesswoman and social media star, Lisa Jordan yesterday.
CEO of NRG Awareness, 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, Cllr 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.”
Blogger and Businesswoman, Lisa Jordan launched the event.
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
About The Charities
Cork Penny Dinners
Cork Penny Dinners is one of Cork’s oldest caring charitable organisations. Currently serving up to 2,000 freshly made meals per week are being
served at their premises. Their aims are simple – to help all who struggle and those in need. Cork Penny Dinners provide a hot nourishing meal of soup, main course, dessert and tea/coffee daily. In addition sandwiches, biscuits, fruit and juice are also available to take away as an evening meal.
Feed Cork: Food Poverty In Cork
In Ireland, food poverty is an ever increasing issue, recent findings by the Department of Social Protections disclosed 10% of the populations in Ireland are living in food poverty, and Cork is no different.
Feed Cork is partnering with local agencies and businesses to help fight food poverty in Cork. They offer a food box filled with a three day supply of nutritional food for individuals and families in need.
Feed Cork helps bridge the gap for individuals and families that struggle between meeting pressing financial needs and providing nutritious food for themselves and their families.
‘The Box of Chocolates Appeal’ in association with Cllr Ken O’Flynn
Last year they were thrilled to receive over 1,000 boxes of chocolates that were distributed to the elderly of Cork City & County. This year they are seeking to distribute 5,000 boxes of chocolates to the elderly, those in nursing homes, our homeless shelters and the homeless community and to people where a box of chocolates may be the difference between a person receiving a Christmas gift or not.