Title:Hundreds fed by charity at Christmas Day dinner
Author: The Irish Times
The Internet, Online, 27/12/2015
Volunteers help to feed Christmas dinner to thousands of homeless and poor in Dublin.
More than 350 volunteers helped serve Christmas dinners and deliver food to those in need for the 91st Annual Knights of St Columbanus Christmas Day dinner in Dublin today.
Many services do not operate on Christmas Day and many poor and homeless people are left with no resources and no where to go.
More than 450 guests were served a three-course meal of soup, traditional Christmas dinner, Christmas pudding, mild refreshments and entertainment at the RDS.
The event, also attended by Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, has been organised by the lay Catholic organisation every year since 1924 and it continues to see a significant increase in demand every year.
In addition to the 450 dinners served at the RDS, some 2,100 Christmas dinners and Christmas puddings were prepared and delivered to the homes of the poor throughout Dublin.
Volunteers packed “goody bags” with food, toiletries, soft drinks and household goods with each of the 2,100 takeaway meals to help the poor and homeless during Christmas Day and on St Stephens Day…..
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