Once again, Bus Éireann is organising a Fill-A-Bus appeal for the vulnerable and elderly at Dundalk bus station on Thursday, August 18th from 10am to 4pm in partnership with Meals on Wheels Dundalk.
Members of the public are being asked to donate non-perishable goods including household items such as tin foil and cooking oil to help with the cost of providing the Meals on Wheels Service across Dundalk.
’’Bus Éireann is delighted to be teaming up with Meals on Wheels Dundalk, whose volunteers are doing great work locally,’’ said Adrian O’Loughlin, Bus Éireann Senior Operations Manager, East.
Dundalk Meals on Wheels was established in 1972 and supports vulnerable, elderly and housebound people across Dundalk, delivering 240 meals in the area every week.
‘’With the increased cost of living, many vulnerable and elderly people in Dundalk find themselves in difficulty due to a lack of necessities such as food and household items,’’ said John Hennessy, Chair of Dundalk Social Service Council/Meals on Wheels.
‘’We are happy to have the support of Bus Éireann once again this year in filling a bus with non-perishable goods for those in need and we ask members of the public to get on-board and donate generously on Thursday, August 18th at Dundalk bus station at the Long Walk.’’
People are being asked to donate items such as gravy granules, powdered custard, powdered cornflower, tins of fruit, creamed rice, stock cubes, cooking oil, tin foil, scouring pads, washing up liquid, disinfectant spray, disposable gloves, tea and coffee, dessert jelly, kitchen paper and tinned tomatoes.