Sunday 20 August 2017

Almost 3,000 flock to Capuchin Day Centre for Christmas food parcels

People queueing to receive Christmas hampers at the Capuchin Day Centre.
People queueing to receive Christmas hampers at the Capuchin Day Centre.

Gavin White

Around 3,000 people have flocked to the Capuchin Day Centre to collect Christmas food parcels.

The Capuchin Day Centre, on Bow Street Dublin, are giving parcels to the homeless filled with groceries and meat for Christmas.

One of the bags contains tea bags, sugar, milk, bread and cereals. The other bag has chicken, bacon and sausages inside.

Alan Bailey, a manager of the centre, said: "This is out busiest year yet, it's gone up three fold since last year."

People started queuing in the freezing cold this morning at 6am and the 1000th bag was given out at 10.25am.

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