Visit by Mary Sullivan from Loaves and Fishes
On Monday 13 May the St. Joseph Vinnies were fortunate to have Mary Sullivan from Loaves and Fishes come to talk to them about the wonderful work that Loaves and Fishes does in providing meals for people in need. In more recent times Loaves and Fishes has extended its work further by also offering a homework programme for families who are struggling. Mary shared with us the story of how at one of the homework programme sessions, a brother was overheard encouraging his sister to eat up when it came to afternoon tea as when they went home there was no food in the house for them to eat. Sure enough when this was investigated further it was indeed true – the family simply didn’t have enough money once all the bills were paid to cover the cost of food as well.
The St. Joseph Vinnies who participated in the Helping Hands for Families Project were able to do something constructive to assist these families by collecting non-perishable food items that we were able to present to Mary Sullivan to pass on.
The Vinnies who participated in the Helping Hands for Families project did a variety of activities to help people in the local community to earn the non-perishable food items. Well done to these young people who made a positive difference through their efforts.