The Lions Club National Food Appeal is taking place this weekend in Tesco stores across the county.
The collections will take place on Friday, November 29 from 11am to 7pm and again on Saturday, November 30, from 11 am until 7 pm. Collections will be taking place in Arklow, Wicklow, Bray and Greystones.
The Christmas Food Appeal 2013 is to be the biggest of its kind in Ireland involving over 3,000 volunteers and could amass food which converts into approximately 80,000 meals. All food collected will be distributed to those in need locally.
Liam Lyons, District Governor, Lions Clubs in Ireland, said: “Lions Clubs throughout Ireland have been making an annual Food Appeal for many years and we are delighted this year to have the support of Tesco in a project which enables up to 10,000 Irish families to enjoy a festive Christmas. Up to 1,600 Lions have volunteered to participate in the 2013 Food Appeal and we look forward to the continuing generosity of Tesco customers who have supported the project in the past. The needs of families are now greater than ever.”