This will warm your heart.
A local charity volunteer has been inundated with offers of help to keep a city food drop operating for Cork’s homeless.
Help Cork volunteer Margaret Smith took to Twitter to ask locals to support the group’s twice-weekly food run in the city, following an unprecedented level of demand in recent weeks.
Help Cork is a charity that provides emotional and counselling support to individuals at risk of or in a situation of homelessness, as well as direct support to individuals sleeping rough.
PLEASE HELP I have been cooking food for @HelpCork for 6 mths now but in the last two weeks the demand for food has tripled as there has been an explosion in the amount of homeless in Cork. We need volunteers to cook food for our Tuesday or Friday night food run. Can u Help??
— Margaret Smith (@marsmithcork) August 10, 2019
Margaret posted: “PLEASE HELP I have been cooking food for @HelpCork for six months now but in the last two weeks the demand for food has tripled as there has been an explosion in the amount of homeless in Cork. We need volunteers to cook food for our Tuesday or Friday night food run. Can you help?”
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Within minutes, offers were pouring in… including a very kind proposal from Michelin Star chef Takashi Miyazaki, who offered the services of his team at the Japanese haute-cuisine restaurant ichigo ichie on Sheare’s Street.
Prices for the mind-blowing set menu at the famous eatery are around €120 per person, but the talented team will be treating those most in need to a tasty warm meal for free.
Replying to Margaret and Help Cork, Miyazaki tweeted: “Team ichigo ichie can do Japanese curry night on Tuesday.”
Other kind Twitter folk offered their time and kitchens to help prepare food for the St Patrick Street drop.
If you would like to help, the group is appealing to organisations or people that can supply a meal for approx 30 people.
“Alternatively you could donate wrapped sambos or treats. Everything gratefully received.” added Margaret.
You can get in touch with Help Cork via their website here.