Limerick Lions Club launches Christmas Food appeal



Tesco Food Appeal
Lions Clubs International Food Appeal Coordinator Joe Smith and Emma Doherty at the launch of the Christmas Food Appeal.

LIMERICK shoppers can make a big difference to someone’s Christmas by donating a food item during a two-day food appeal on Friday and Saturday November 27 and 28 in Tesco stores throughout the city and county.

Limerick Lions Club members are asking local people to ‘give big’ in their annual Christmas Food Appeal.

More than 96,000 meals or €200,000 worth of food was donated by shoppers across Ireland in 2014, and this year the appeal is hoping to build on this success and support as many families in need as possible.

All food collected will be sorted by Lions Club volunteers and used to create food hampers for people in the local community who are struggling to provide for themselves or their families.

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With 115 Lions Clubs spread throughout the country, volunteers from each area will work to see these food parcels distributed to those who need it most in time for Christmas by sharing the donations directly with local families or forwarding the parcels to some of the charitable organisations they support.

Tesco Ireland will be supporting the Lions by donating €10,000.

People can visit their local Tesco store between 11am and 6pm to make a food donation.