Every Wednesday from 10am until 12.30pm we open the front of our church as a free coffee bar for our community. We supply hot and cold drinks as well as sandwiches, biscuits and soup during the cold weather. We have young and old from our congregation that listen to and talk to those who need it. We want to spread the Word of God though kindness, love and compassion just like Jesus did while He was on earth.
At this time we also have a Food Bank programmes (FEAD – Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived), where we give away food freely to those in our community who are in need. We receive a lot of the food from Supermarkets like Aldi, Lidl and Dunnes Stores. If you know of anyone who doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from, please let them know who and where we are.
“…for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in…assuredly I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to the least of these, you did not do it to Me.” Matthew 25:35&45
Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)
The FEAD programme is an EU-wide initiative to help support people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion. 85% of the funding comes from the EU with the balance of funding coming from the Irish Exchequer.
The Department of Social Protection is the Managing Authority for FEAD in Ireland.
Our charity benefits from food assistance. The FEAD programme provides non-perishable food via their charity partners to families and individuals in need. Food supplied consist of breakfast cereals, rice, pasta and pasta sauce, soups, canned fish, jam, tea, coffee, sugar, and canned vegetables and fruit. The food items are easy to transport and store.
Our charity also benefits from material assistance under the FEAD Programme. The programme provides school stationary kits to children who are being supported by FEAD food assistance in both national and secondary schools.
You can also contact us through our contact page to find out more.