Feed A Local Homeless Child For €4

The number of homeless families in Limerick continues to rise, with many living in emergency B&B accommodation. This type of accommodation has no cooking facilities. Families often rely on take-away food for weeks and months on end. It is eaten on laps, sitting on beds, in one room. Parents report that their children are putting on weight, they lack concentration in school and their physical wellbeing is being compromised. Due to the expensive nature of this food provision, families are finding it impossible to save for the expense of moving to a long-term home, thus protracting the length of time they are homeless.

There is an alternative. Novas have arranged for families to have a nutritious and hearty meal in a community cafe each evening. A family has the opportunity to eat good food, sitting around a table. It allows a family a break away from one room, in which they play out their lives. It is one less thing to worry about.An evening meal in this cafe costs €4 per child and €4.50 per family. We need your support to continue this vital service. Text NOVAS to 50300 to donate €4 (Text costs €4. Novas Initiatives will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278.) Log onto https://www.novas.ie/donate/ to donate more. You can set up a monthly direct debit to support us on an ongoing basis. A monthly direct debit of €28 will provide a hearthy meal for a child for a week.

Give what you can. #foodpoverty