Limerick Lions Club and Tesco launch Christmas Food Appeal

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Lions club coordinator Joe Smith pictured with twin sisters Millie and Sophie Bolger at the launch of this years Christmas Food Appeal
Limerick Lions Club and Tesco Ireland are asking shoppers to donate a food item during a two-day Christmas Food Appeal, which will take place later this month.

Limerick Lions Club and Tesco Ireland are asking shoppers to donate a food item during a two-day Christmas Food Appeal, which will take place later this month.

The event will take place at Tesco stores across Limerick on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28.

Over 2,300 meals were donated by Limerick shoppers in 2014, and this year the appeal is hoping to build on this success by supporting as many families in need as possible by providing hampers of non-perishable food items in the run-up to Christmas.

During the two-day appeal, a ‘shopping list’ with suggested non-perishable food items will be available to all customers as they enter their local Tesco store.

Top of the list are tea bags, biscuits, breakfast cereals and tinned goods.

Shoppers are urged to add an item to their shopping basket and pop it in to the Lions Club trolley at the front of the store on their way out.

The generosity we saw last year was wonderful, especially considering the pressure people are under at this time of year.

“Having seen the difference these food hampers can make to families, we are determined to collect even more this year so that we can reach as many people as possible and give them a little help this Christmas,” said Lions Food Appeal coordinator, Joe Smith.

Christine Heffernan, corporate affairs director with Tesco Ireland added: “Last year our customers and colleagues were overwhelming in their generosity donating over €200,000 worth of food for families. We really hope to see much of the same this year, with everyone supporting this wonderful, and crucial, cause. We’re really proud to be able to partner with the Lions Club again on such an important initiative.”