Our annual Christmas food appeal is one of our longest running and most successful projects in the District which began in the 1980s. During December each year, Lions across Ireland collect food for the needy in our society. We have always found people to be extremely generous and supportive.
We also get fantastic cooperation from all Supermarkets large and small around Ireland who allow us to collect food and cash in their stores prior to Christmas. We also get great support from local Radio and local newspapers. For the past five years TESCO has partnered with us, so along with collecting at their supermarkets they provided us with leaflets, advertised in their stores and made cash donations, but this has now came to an end.
Overall we provide over 1 million euros worth of food hampers to the less well off in our community at Christmas.