Urgent appeal for nappies and baby food for over 1,000 homeless Dublin families

Urgent appeal for nappies and baby food for over 1,000 homeless Dublin families

A homeless charity in Dublin has issued an urgent appeal for nappies and baby food.

The number of homeless families in Dublin has reached over 1,000 for the first time ever and The Capuchin Day Centre has seen a surge in demand for supplies.

About 90 families queue up every week for things like nappies and formula and the charity will be handing out thousands of hampers ahead of Christmas.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so at the Capuchin Day Centre - 29 Bow Street - Dublin 7

Brother Kevin Crowley runs the centre.

"Two days before Christmas we'll have a huge drive, we'll have anything up to 3,000 for food parcels.

"So again, it's so sad in 2016 to think so many people are coming here for food."

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