Sina Theil and the Newbridge Gospel Choir are joining forces for a very special Concert in aid of the Main Street Foodbank in Naas on the 2nd of December 2018. The event will take place at the Church on Main Street (Old Dara Cinema) where food collection (non-perishables only) will commence at 4pm with various local musicians performing in the foyer.
The main concert will kick-off inside the theatre at 6PM and tickets are €12 and can be purchased at www.downdaroad.com. All profits will be donated to the Foodbank. This event is family friendly.
Please find further information about the Main Street Foodbank and why your help is crucial below.
The Food Bank on Main St
‘Helping to feed the hidden hungry’
Main Street Foodbank is an initiative started in December 2012 Since then, with fantastic support from the local community, their drop-in centre has been operating every week, where currently (Sept 2017) an average of 93 individuals and families access the service for help.
In Ireland, food poverty has emerged as an increasingly important issue; recent findings by the Department of Social Protection disclosed 10% of the population in Ireland are living in food poverty.
Facts about food poverty in Ireland:
1 in 4 of the population live in deprivation
1 in 7 of those at risk of poverty has a job
750,000 people live very close to the breadline
Today people across Ireland struggle to feed themselves and their families. Redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence, debt, family breakdown and paying for theadditional household costs are just some of the reasons why people go hungry.
Naas Foodbank helps to feed these ‘Hidden Hungry’ in our Community, because nobody should have to go without food on their tables.