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Valerie Cummins

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“We collect the food here and then distribute it via local charities to people in need. We also set up community food banks where people get a voucher that entitles them to a week of food…Right now, demand is so high we can’t keep up. People are dropping in all the time asking for emergency parcels to get them through the next few days. I’ve been working with Crosscare for 25 years and I have never seen things so bad. People are more desperate than ever.”

Valerie Cummins, who works for Crosscare, a Catholic Church-run social support agency, at their food bank in Portland Row, Dublin 1

Ireland’s ‘New Poor’ Need Food Banks to Eat (Norma Costello, Vice)

Thanks Cathal O’Rourke