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We are asking for your support for our Food Poverty service as families are coming to us seeking help with basic food supplies in the run-up to Christmas.

Our Food Poverty Service has met almost 800 families and individuals, including 1,000 children, in the past year. The demands of Christmas are already putting even more pressure on people who have just about been able to cope this year.

We have seen people coming to our services needing help who never had to seek charitable help. For the first time in many years, we are seeing a rise in the number of working families coming to us as they struggle with ongoing increases in the cost of basic food supplies and household bills.

The Food Poverty Service helps families and individuals with emergency food supplies. Crucially, they also look at all the factors that may have forced them into food poverty, such as debt, increases in the cost of living, addiction or domestic abuse and offer people access to support to help them move out of food poverty in the long term.

In our Christmas Appeal, we ask for your financial support to help us reach those most in need at this challenging time.

We understand that this is a difficult time for so many people; we greatly appreciate any support we receive for our work in Crosscare.

Donations can be made online at or by calling 01 8360011 or by cheque or postal order to Crosscare, 2 Saint Mary’s Place North, Dublin 1, D07 Y768.