CHRISTMAS CHARITY: 20-foot shipping container filled with food – will be given to the needy

18 December 2018
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

A massive 20-foot container has been filled with food contained in 150 boxes for three Cork charities, following an appeal earlier this month. It has been announced today that this will be be an annual event.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn launched the first ever NRG Food Energy Appeal earlier in December. The appeal asked the people of Cork to make donations to fill a container full of food for Penny Dinners, Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal. They asked people to bring non perishable goods and chocolates to various drop-off points around Cork.

From left: Patrick Hogan of Sea Box Energy; Kate Parfrey from The Squad and Declan Bonnell from Feed Cork find themselves with a bit of a problem after loading the final few boxes into the 20 foot container at the NRG Food Appeal. 
Pic: Brian Lougheed
Loading the final few boxes at the NRG Food Appeal into the 20 foot container. The 150 boxes of food are to be distributed to three Cork charities following an appeal earlier this month. 
Pic: Brian Lougheed
From left: Kate Parfrey, The Squad; Coadie McCarthy, Sea Box Energy; Josie McCarthy, The Squad; Declan Bonnell, Feed Cork and Patrick Hogan, MD Sea Box Energy loading loading the final few boxes into the 20 foot container at the NRG Food Appeal. 
Pic: Brian Lougheed
Back, from left: Patrick Hogan of Sea Box Energy; Kate Parfrey from The Squad and Declan Bonnell from Feed Cork with (front, from left) Mackesy and Coadie McCarthy (Sea Box Energy) and Josie McCarthy. Pic: Brian Lougheed

Managing Director of Sea Box Energy, Patrick Hogan said: “We asked people to bring anything from one food item to a box of food to various locations around Cork. We wanted to fill one of our containers full of food for various charities this Christmas. Cork people answered the call and we are now able to pass on the food items to Penny Dinners. Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal. This little bit of help will go a long way this Christmas.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all of the businesses that helped out so that we could use them as collection points and also to Smurfit Kappa who gave us boxes for people to fill.”

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn said: “Cork people are known for their generosity and for looking after their own. Three great Cork charities – Penny Dinners, Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal – will benefit from this initiative.”

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