Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas

That time of year again, lets share the spirit of Christmas


Cork’s Maureen O Sullivan and her Hamper Packers

  Community Christmas Appeal 2015

Running now for approx 38 years


Food parcels for the Homeless at Christma


Essential foods – for example easy to open tins


Coffee- small jars


Jars of jam/marmalade

Small tins of fruit

Cartons of Rice

Cereal bars

Spaghetti /beans

Pot Noodles

Cup a Soup


Tinned – fish ,Meat’s ,Stew’s, Cornbeef, Chicken, etc.

Always needed  –  Socks, scarf’s or gloves  or good quality warm jumpers, coats

Sleeping bags

Drop in centre –  Millstreet –  Millstreet Mills office ask for Hannah

                             Boherbue  –  Educare Centre – ask for  Abina Mc Carthy

Any Volunteer’s  to travel to Cork for the sorting out of foods will be kindly appreciated.

Margaret Crean will collect on Thursday 17th  and take items to Cork

on Friday 18th December.

Volunteer pupils from secondary schools and adults will make out food parcels for the homeless, and families in need in Cork city, young and old. Later that night the food parcels will be handed out to the needy by volunteer known to these people.

Margaret Crean  087   2212864 (local person)

Maureen 087   7950325

3 thoughts on “Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas”

  1. Hi from Australia
    I would like to contribute cash to the ‘Food Parcels for the Homeless at Christmas Appeal’.
    I would appreciate advice if there is a means of sending a donation.



  2. Hi David,
    Thank you so much for responding all the way from Australia. Not sure if you know someone in Millstreet that can do a donation of cash from you. We the hamper packers fill up about 25 bags for the group of men that stay homeless each year. Maureen and others in Cork and a lovely group here in Millstreet collect from our fantastic local people and take it up to the SMA hall wilton,in Cork where we get students from secondary schools to sort out the items, anything leftover goes to others in need like Simon centre, Edel House refuge for women and children, or sisters in Blarney for familys in need. The money that is donated buys either items of food or underwear or gloves/hats etc what ever is short. I can give you websites for the above organisations if you prefer. we are only a small group of volunteere not a organisation. Yow are so kind please respond Margaret

  3. Hi Margaret, is my pleasure to be able to assist in your Christmas endeavor, nice to hear from you.
    I do have relations in Millstreet but we have unfortunately lost contact, but will great if you are able to send the information of a group and I can go from there.
    I follow the excellent Millstreet blog regularly, it gives a feeling of belonging, reading and seeing all the various activities. Millstreet certainly has a wonderful community spirit and brings back great memories of two visits.

    Best wishes to you all for happy holy Christmas.



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