Newbridge Share Food distributes from 80 up to 120 food hampers per week tp families in need within the locality. Its purpose is to have food parcels available to individuals and families who are struggling due to the economic recession. The project is coordinated by Sr Eileen, Mairead Ryan and Gaye White. The project began on the first weekend in February. Churchgoers bring non-perishable in-date food items to Mass each weekend. Special boxes are provided at the three churches in the Parish: St. Conleth’s, Cill Mhuire and the St Eustace Dominican Church. Newbridge
There has been a really generous response to our appeal for food since its start. Thanks to all townspeople who supported us and enable us to replenish our food stocks each week. Special thanks to all the children who donate food in school to help us . Food required at present includes biscuits, sugar, breakfast cereal, tea, rice, coffee, and tins of fruit, meat & fish. As well as weekend Mass, food can also be donated at the Parish Centre, Tesco, SuperValu and Dunnes. Please keep giving to feed those in our community who need our help.
Newbridge Parish Share Food
We thank sincerely everyone who contributed food before and during the Christmas period. Your donations enabled us to help over 160 local families and individuals who received food parcels from us. This sharing of food is a practical example of Christianity in action in our community.
We express our appreciation to all the pupils who donated food in school, and to the many groups and societies who organised collections for Share Food during Advent. Our thanks too to our own volunteers, and to the teachers, Girl Guides & Scout leaders, employees and business people for their assistance. Special thanks to Dunnes, Tesco and SuperValu for their ongoing kindness. We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm and practical support of Fr. Paul Dempsey PP and the Parish Team.
Thankfully our food stocks are now returning to normal levels, and with your help we look forward to providing about 140 parcels each week to people in our parish who need help.